Is there something you need to know about the nose construction? I don't quite understand your desire for the close-up.
We never got a snag or a hint of a snag. If you look at some of the photos using FULL SIZE, you can see a very small indent, but we were unable to catch anything there.
Between those of us who do tricks, we were able to:
axel, backspin (barrel roll really), cascade, flic-flac, 540, axel to fade, slot machine, comete, yoyos (fast and slow).
Our small band isn't quite up to the Taz Machine and forward pitch tricks, so we can't really speak for those.
The kite's 8 foot size translates into slower tricks, giving the pilot and onlookers a little more time to see what is happening compared to the 7 foot tricksters.