Hey Dimitri I wouldn't say that the 10M LTD is an advanced kite as it is very easy to fly. What some people may find is that it does generate a lot of power and has quite fast and nimble steering. If you have someone that wants to use a kite that likes to be moved around a lot than this will be a good kite for them. It is what makes me think that I will enjoy this kite for some time. As I have stated before, I don't like delayed steering kites as I want the kite to move as I place the imput into the bar. The screamer did that very well and the bar pressure was nice and firm. You can see how the people who like a kite with some character will find this a very rewarding kite to fly. Others may find that it demands to much rider imput and will find that to be offsetting. From my very limited experience on this kite I can say that it is definitely a fun kite to use and I am hoping for more wind to see what the upper range of this kite is like.
Now I am wondering how this kite compares to the other screamers? Are they as responsive in their steering and as lively as a kite? Are they more tame and not as full on as the LTD? If the regular screamers carry the same handling characteristics than I am looking forward to adding one to the quiver. If they are different than the LTD than I feel that maybe the Judge kites are more for what I may be after. I don't like sloppy steering kites!!
Again I would not recommend the SCREAMER 10 LTD
for beginners because like you said the kite requires too much input from the rider in order to perform the way it should. It's like a Ferrari, you need to know how to drive it. And once you get dialed in then you will be Screaming like a girl when boosting. This is the reason why Momi and I designed the RENEGADE
models for the all around riders. Any way to answer your question about the other SCREAMERS... Yes all the SCREAMER models feels a little like the SCREAMER 10 LTD, but with less testosterones especially the S12 & S14. So in few words the SCREAMER 7/9/10ltd are for more advance riders. But again any one can fly them if they want to.
On the other hand the JUDGE
models are a different kite. Very stable, fast, amazing pop, good jumps, direct feel, very easy to relaunch but what they don't have is the hang time that the SCREAMER has. But look at Rocky Chatwell
. He use to ride only the JUDGE models but now he loves the SCREAMERS for all his wake style moves because the SCREAMERS keeps him up in the air much longer so he can have more time to do 1,2 or 3 tricks at the same time. So again it depends what's your style and what you want the kite to do for you.
Me personally, the SCREAMERS
are the kite for my style of riding, so it's all up to you.