I find that the with the way my 61/49 is set up it does not glide well, it is a super efficient climber and it turns like nothing else! and gosh darn it i love it that way!
The plutz kites (and Zero G) were designed to be good gliders.
The Plutz1 is a phenomenal climber and an okay glider...this is my favorite...
The Plutz2 is a awesome glider but it cannot climb very well - good for long but short flight areas
The Plutz3 (and ZeroG) are a good combination of climber with a strong essence of a glider.....ceewan worked hard to get the balance between these two aspects...and he did a great job.
The Large Plutz (there are only 7 of them) were funky hybrids that glided okay and climbed okay
The Mega Plutz (soon to be available again) are a giant version of the Plutz 3 so it will glide very well and climb pretty well too.
you can see versions of the Plutz kites:https://picasaweb.google.com/115067130188444109402/CeewanSPlutzKites?noredirect=1https://picasaweb.google.com/115067130188444109402/CeewanSCreations?noredirect=1
I have to put up pix of the Mega...dang...