I tried it a bit on the worldcup in Germany, but cant compare to the last years model (own the 2009).
Compared to the 2009 model, it has quite a lot of flex, feels really nice in choppy water.
Very good upwind ability, nice riding!
Very easy for high speed landings, felt controlled all the time (I rode it).
Nice pop when doing unhooked stuff.
What I didnt like much are the straps - I would prefer the ones from 2011.
After some harder kiteloop landings they opened a bit. Then you lose some control.
Overall a really nice board, a lot of people will love!
But I personally prefer the hard stiff 2009 model
They still did a good job on this!