Thanks for the automated welcome message John. Now I know how you can do so much stuff and fly so well, you have robot clones!
I’m just getting back into kites after many years away. I am currently flying mostly old kites that I have, like a Rainbow 6 pack, single rainbow, Vertical visuals Roler with line laundry and I have a delta or two.
I am just getting into 4 line kites and have a non vented Rev 1.5. I also have a 2 line XL-80 stunt kite.
You can also practice doing figure-eights, horizontal ∞, vertical 8, and other angles very slowly. This will give you a very good idea of the input needed from the "stationary" hand, and the "switchover" when doing ladders. Remember to practice in both directions so you don't become "handed" (only able to do one direction). Doing it as a figure-eight makes the down pivots easier to learn. Again, make the figure-eights tighter and tighter and you will end up doing tip pivots. Do this exercise slowly in as good a wind as possible. Fighting the wind will not create muscle memory; you need to do as many relatively good repetitions as possible to improve the move.