how would you know if its significantly heavier before 2013 if you have not flown 2013's?
For the record I'm talking about the Switchblade model only.
My 2012's have a wakestyle and a freeride setting on the front bridle.
If you use the wakestyle mode the kite has heavy slow bar feedback and supposedly a teeny bit more depower range.
If you use the freeride setting. the bar pressure is about medium and the kite is quite a bit faster.
My guess is the 2013 is probably going to feel like the freeride setting on the 2012. Won't know for a couple more weeks though because my 2013's are still on order.
2011 kites did not have a front bridle setting. the setting was on the back line connection. 2011's had significantly more bar pressure then the 2012 freeride setting.
I thought we were talking about lines in this thread?