I can't believe I've just made a team kite!

Here is the latest BDub. The MK III is shown alongside it for the benefit of showing some idea of scale. You can also see the winglets that have made a comeback from the original design criteria - necessary in a kite that needs to track in a straight line easily - as well as the straighter leading edges. I also went back to something like the original graphic as something I still rather like. No trickline needed, but having an activated bridle fitted means very little, if any, adjustment is needed to cope with varying winds. The bridle itself may be a bit short at the moment so I may have to re tie it after more testing but so far the whole kite looks promising - even after only 3 or 4 hours flying/testing time.

This pic shows the detail of the activated bridle - no, the kite is not twisted, that's just the camera angle :O) - also, the yellow line at the bottom is added to slow/smooth out the flyer (me) input a bit. After flying the usual tricky kites, this one tends to need less input for a given action. The extra line transfers some of the input from one side of the kite to the other, thereby having the effect of toning down hefty tugs on the lines. What it really does is, for example, given a BIG pop on the left line by the flier, it transfers some of that pop to the right line, (smoothed by the action of the activated bridle), therefore a BIG pop on the left line and a SMALL pop on the right mean basically a MEDIUM pop on the left line. Simple, eh?