thanks for the tip on the small HQ winders. I'm probably going to go that route
I've been experimenting with settings and little changes ( I always do this
to the kite. It's working pretty well for me. One of my favorite things about it is how less pitchy it is than most of the kites we fly today. Certain moves, like the slot machine really come into their own on a kite like this.
I find the 4D much more to my liking than the Ozone which flies in similar winds. The 4D has more moves up its sleeve. The cool thing for me is even with these extra moves, backpsin, etc., it still has a flat spinny old school feel. Its truly a delight to fly. As an experiment I taped a nickel to the spine. Results were predictable. Easier and quicker into a backflip, backspins became much more nose down, flair to a fade much easier and more authorative. but some of the floatiness went away and therefore so did the nickel. Some things are better left alone.