The Batwing 15.5 is proving to be an excellent "big kite". I have spent lots of time on the kite, and find it to be working very well.
I have introduced this kite to many riders(120-215lbs) and it has been well received. Many were siting on the beach complaining that their new 20'ish kites would hardly fly, and that when attempting to jump in the light air their kite would not respond to set their landing.
After displaying the Batwings capabilities (In a kind of "in your face" manner), showing its speed and quickness to turn (While not being pivotal like most hybrid/flat kites). I would suggest that they try the kite. Some would heckle the shape, but once they went out they were all very impressed.
The kite is fast and responsive, with a lift:grunt ratio all of its own. Highly capable of 3-5m jumps in winds of 8-12mph(200lb rider). The Batwing back loops and front loops fairly tight and evenly powered, making for some great light wind fun. Un-hooked tricks, handle passes and f-16's are all on the table.
The kite is easy to fly and relaunches as good or better that any other kite I have seen. We have demonstrated on our website at http://www.windwing.com/dnn/NEWS/KITEBO ... fault.aspx
, the precision control of these kites.
Here are a few more videos: http://www.windwing.com/dnn/NEWS/KITEBO ... fault.aspx