That is a scary request.
As I said to TC today every kite will 'feel' different!
I have had to fly with more 'reverse' than my heavier team mates over the years so have invested more effort in finding ways to make the kite 'move forwards' when needed without having any further 'scope' with the handles.
'Long Arm' movements and moving on the ground helps...
Watching TFS today I was aware the one or two fliers were without further 'scope' in certain situations.
That being said when the 'wind window' suddenly shifts dramatically or a rising draught becomes a descending one there is very little one can do whatever type of kite is being flown. I was flying a small rokaku today and sometimes it was finding the holes in the breeze!
With the Revs the precise angle of the handles makes a significant difference to the feel of the kite as does the sail size/type. In team flying we need an 'overlap' of capability rather than a rigid specification of setup 'in my view'.
Does that make sense to you Simon?
I was surprised today by how my kite was flying, I've now checked the set up and I think (hope) it was a combination of
New Lines (guess there was some creep going on from last time flown which I hadn't checked!)
New Race rods, I need to get used to them, and have preffered more give in the kite so maybe SUL would have been a better choice
New Skin, nice, it does actually fly differently, which was a good thing but its slightly heavier
I should be at Blackheath next Sunday so will have checked all these by then !
Oh and the race rods are slightly shorter than ultra light rods so some tension difference on sail.. need to look at.
It was also fun to use Stephens extra long handles, (15 inch) Tried then Saturday night they are good, but again will take some getting used to, but should be good for v light days.
(BTW I've already posted on The Flying Squad forum to apologise for being crap today
End of the day I need to fly more !!