For the Zephyr the tail weight helps me with the flipiness of the kite. Makes it easier to roll up, back flip, etc. For tighter turns adjusting the bridle to a nose back in higher winds helps a lot. Then I have to actually correct for oversteer.
I know about sparrow fart breeze here in Maryland. I have had moments where I struggle to stay aloft. I need better skills so I can enjoy what wind I do get, and so I can feel safer in smaller areas where spectators come along. Lately I have been using the empty fairgrounds parking fields just because of the room to move and no people. However they mow so infrequently I have thought about creating a new trick that involves popping the big flowers off of clovers with my kite lines. I won't be able to leave MD until around 2, so maybe in NC around 8:30?
Mike, I am driving down on Thursday afternoon. There has be very little if any wind on my side of VA and very hot, so I have done very little flying. I am also hoping to fly some on Friday. I have been checking the weather and Atlantic Beach NC is about 5+ degrees cooler than Williamsburg and more wind.