I've had the kite now for a few weeks and really got a chance to try it out in some good wind and surf. I weigh 87 kilos, use 26m lines, have a 138 twin tip, and I am not a Cabrihna rider. First off the build quality is much improved over last year. The leading edge is the first thing I noticed, lighter material with more segments. After you pump it up it requires less pressure to hold a very rigid shape than last years 9.4. The other item is the dacron on the trailing edge, during flight there is almost no flutter. Riding impressions are impressive. The kite has already scared me a few times with it's speed it will turn faster than my 02' Blacktip 7.2 which is close to a 10 and thats with a smaller bar. I can see why Cabrihna has shortened all their bars this year. I have had to change the way I hold the bar during jumping especially during spins. Any slight imput to the bar and the kite goes immediately. I've already looped the kite a few times by accident after a wipeout and have gotten completely worked, ouch!
As far as jumping I'm going higher now than I would like at times. The added plus of the kites responsiveness is that during flight you can make small corrections before you land to save a jump gone bad. All in all I would recommend this kite to anyone. If you get a chance to demo the kite be warned of the speed!