We just tested the Airush Varial 10m.
The Varial has good performance in his high-end, great glide phase!
I had a 2010 varial 12m and I replaced it with a Lithium 2011 12m and the lithium has way more lowend which is what I was looking for as it is my biggest LEI. The varial jumps a little higher and behaves better in Higher wind but the lithium has more hangtime, great lift and handles the gusts a lot better. Both are nice kites. The 2011 lithium has less bar pressure than last year but still more than the varial.