Yo Skyte, i was out yesterday on the Ion3 10.5m in 5 line mode testing it. (Demo kite still)
She actually flew loads better on 5 line mode than last years Ion2 which i didnt like at all on 5 line mode!
I still think atm that i prefer the 4 line simplicity but times may change and atleast i have the option of knowing that both 4 line and 5 line fly really nice!
The 5 line mode seemed more punchy in the gusts than the 4 line mode but maybe the weather conditions got gustier in the aftrenoon when i switched to 5 line mode... who knows!
I never really got any real huge jumps yesterday as the wind was very on off and gusty and tbh there wasnt a lot of lift in the wind...
I will definately practice on both settings now though and switch when i feel like the wind isnt as gusty!
Ps. Oh and Ali's vid is one of my faves of all time!