Today at my local Patriot Park, winds were 15-20mph, temp around 70°F.
The Enigma vented was on loan so I pulled out the following setup.
Katana Vented (vents partially closed)
100' x 7" Dia RWB tube tail
120' x 150# lines
There were several kids and families and many sub-$5 kites, a few diamonds of which
were actually flying surprisingly well.
I was just tearing the kite around the sky with a lot of tight spins with the Katana
buzzing, the lines whistling lightly and the tube tail looking like a curvy worm.
About an hour into the flying, a young lad (13 ish) came up politely by my side....
I looked over and said "Yes?".
"You're making all of our kites look bad."
I would have let him fly the kite with me if his parents were around and did end up
letting several people fly the Katana. Sadly, I always have to insist that the parent
The young man asked several very good questions. We spoke for a few minutes.
I told him if he ever saw me there again and he was with his parents, I'd be happy
to let him make the other kites look bad. He smiled and left.
It was a very good day.
Here's the kite, but with a different tube tail.https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2007Kites#5431176019383439154