Rather than go through a standard overview of what trick it can do well or not do well or of the build quality we expect from a lam kite - why bother. Interestingly, I did tell Lam that I wanted the kite built 2PT all around rather than the more fragile ORIGINAL DESIGN as winds are rarely very very low at the beach except in the early morning and I already own the Tattoo for such circumstances. As I was flying it I have to say this is the most compact feeling STURDIEST SUL level dual I have flown. It felt like flying one of his LIGHT kites or for most people a standard build as unusual as that may sound. So my recommendation is to keep the original build. I may go for another Mind Trick but obviously go for the original design settings. I think one can experiment say in 1-2 mph winds based on your flying capability and I was flying my 2PT custom upgrade without any excessive footwork (i.e., more than 1-2 steps backward or forward) even with 50 foot line X 50 pound line as I did this past weekend.
Based on this sturdy type factor I am wondering how far up the wind range this kite can GO without any noticeable wing tip fluttering.
With the the 2PT build the Tattoo does get easier air time in and around 1 mph but as I indicated with Mind Trick's original build I suspect it may be EQUAL?
As some pilots can attest to in the Jacobs Ladder whether you pop or pull to the fade I expect no issues here in higher winds although still need to test above 5 mph and again see if this kite can handle 10 mph.
In terms of this kite there is a dilemma ... if built with 2PT it could be a kite that could easily fly say in 0.5 mph wind with longer lines at 60 or 75 feet X 50 lb. or in the original build this could make the Tattoo obsolete?
If you find yourself running around with a R-Sky or Benson SUL in really low/low winds thinking (only a glider as the American flag is fluttering just a tiny bit) there is no doubt you have another option - the Mind Trick in its original build design.
I still need to do more comparison flying with the 2PT Mind Trick and GPS SUL.
Do I go 2PT so I can fly to 10 mph or keep it original and fly easy in 1 mph winds even with 50 foot lines and little footwork?
Mind Trick ... two tricky options ...