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      Thanks for the encouragement.  Wind was blowing down the beach at a measured 2 mph average using a Kaindl Windtronic 2.  I was using Wayne's suggested framing of race leading edge, 2 wrap center & Zen verts.  I now get why one hundred foot lines are suggested.  The big wing needs a big window to make graceful turns.  The kite is flying mostly on apparent wind so you need to keep it moving when not straight downwind.  I was on eighties & wishing for a bit more room but the available beach space had me flying over the dunes on one side & the surf on the other.  The sail would flutter gently if I tried to hurry things.  Slowing down & squaring up the sail billowed it out giving it a solid feel.  Hovering was not easily done, well for me anyway,  but possible with concentrated effort.  Sideways hover straight down wind required the archer's stance similar to flying the Blast kites.  There is more I could say but mainly I still have much to learn.
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