The only time I ever flew our Alien without the trick line I hated it. I could never replicate the double axel (or even a single that was flat) on a single input, without it. It will also survive multiple wrappings around plam tree trunks and the inevitable collision with said trunk in 30 MPH tradewinds
Pitch tricks are like the micron......Did I see that or not?
Fun kite, never spent enough time on it to perfect anything.........