Just got a chance to see, and after prying the straps from a pair of reluctant hands, even fly, the 'Seven'....
Firstly, you really have to see this kite up close to appreciate the finish and workmanship, it looks like a stained glass window, but one that William Gibson might have conceived; sharp and edgy with a taste of "I think I might need stitches".
The few who have seen any of my flying will attest to the fact I have a long ways to go, but out of the box and I mean 10-20 seconds, it was giving me JL's and roll up combos.
the Seven forgave my 'less than perfect' inputs with a grace that thankfully uninitiated spectators wouldn't have seen.
I might not have given it enough 'flick' to get the fade, but the 'Seven' gave me plenty of time to correct, (with no obvious sharp snap to 'lawn dart') to push the lines out a little further and to let the nose rise back up to safety.
Not so many of my kites are so nice to me
The generous use of mylar could be seen as a form of ballast distribution because the 'Seven' has an overall chunky feel, even though I have been reliably told it weighs only 300 odd grams.
And after having a look at the spines weight system I can say that even it looks cool, think 'anodized aluminium turbo 'blow off' valve' and you're on the right track.
Anyway, just thought I'd pipe up and give a noobs first impression, just in case there are a few 'less than very experienced' pilots that were thinking about it. In my books its not just a '7' its a 9.5
(the lack of leaders meant it lost the whole .5, and that was only cos the sail deserves all the protection it can get)
The only time it got iffy to trick was as darkness fell, I found it harder to fly when I couldn't see the lines or kite.
It's been a while since I've wanted to fly that far into the 'evening'.
But like many stained glass pieces of art, it was well worth seeing the 'Seven' flying as the sun dipped well below the horizon.