Hi Guys! Thanks for your interest.
The Soar and Flick were designed for us by Kevin Sanders.
Yes, a lot of kites have similar silhouettes to each other. Widowmakers, Nirvanas and Sabres are almost interchangeable from that point of view, but boy do they fly differently
When the Aerobe first came onto the market, some folks unfairly compared it to the Skate/Manta without really investigating what made it different. Fortunately, by the time it was renamed the Wala, it held its own unique place in the sky and in kite flyers hearts (and kite bags). Compared with the Wala and Wala XL, the Soar and Flick don't have curved spines and cambered sails, they don't have molded plastic dihedral noses, the double cross-spreaders sit at the rear of the sail only, they have a different bridle setup and they are higher aspect ratio.
The sizes are similar, but as any amateur builder who has made a sport kite will know, delta size is mainly a factor of the length of the spars you can buy readily. Two spars per leading edge is the common starting point, or one and a half when you go for the smaller version ( hence the 6 foot or 8 foot sport kite back in the 90s and 00s )
Last November I flew a Wala for the first time and discovered that the Soar and Flick fly differently to the Flying Wings offerings - but they are all really nice kites. I guess we should all stop and thank Paul and Hunter for bringing us back to this style of flying