How close are you to Treasure Island? The Kiting Tampa Bay Club meets on the third Saturday of each month behind the Thunderbird Hotel. There you will meet single, dual, as well as quad line flyers that can help you along. It's a good group of people, & a great beach to fly on. Go & have fun.
Amazing stories to share. Thank you. I like box kites. I have a square box, winged square box, a winged hex box, a Cody and a Conyne in my bag - all commercially made. My biggest kite is an 11 foot span delta and that pulls like a train when the wind is up. I can't imagine handling a 15 foot box kite!
Book illustrations and childhood memory say that diamond kites are normally tall and thin, I agree. The British "standard" is probably the Bookite keel diamond.
I prefer a bridle I can tinker with (that is, make fine technical adjustments to...) but having read the 25% rule for a single point bridle, I wanted to try it.