Hooked or not, if I blow out my edge, crash on a landing, sail into a "hole" with no wind, or whatever, and the kite starts to go down, either powered, stall or "Hindenberg", I can fly it back to zenith, even if I am underwater, on my back, etc., about 80% of the time.
Not because I have any great skills ( I don't), just because my kite is a good kite. You can always feel where it is flying, and equally important, even when it is not flying normally, you can predict is rate of stall/sink/roll/turn and steer it quickly where it needs to go to stay aloft. (usually
And, yes, it's a C kite.
You know it's good when you can fly the kite from underwater without seeing it!
So my question is, can bow users say the same?
From my experience bows seem to "stick to the sky" a little easier without user input, but personally I have had a harder time keeping them from crashing when they want to crash.