I can ride ANY of te Cabrinha models....the 9m XB is by far my favorite for hooked in BIG air and HANG time.
specific questions come back at me
Since you open the door on specific questions, could you tell us if the XBow 2013 9M has a lower bar pressure compare to previous editions?
You should consider the Cabrinha Velocity 9m if you are concerned about bar pressure. They are very limited, but you should be able to get one in March if you look around now. Compared to the Crossbow, the Velocity turns faster, uses less of the trim strap to cover a similar wind range, and has much less bar pressure.
Incidentaly, the Switchblade jumps higher than the Crossbow, but the Crossbow has better hangtime. This is a fact and not opinion. Good luck!