thank you all - really helpful stuff. i had a quick fly of the bunny on the beach today on upwind settings and there certainly feels like there is more 180 degree quick flick ability. Will the kite drift as well on these settings as on the downwind set-up?If the forecast holds I should be able to try it out on the water tomorrow. Can anyone share their experiences of the single line front set up - is that more of a c-kite arc turn?
No matter how you tune the kite it will drift just fine. The kite sits deep in the window so as long as your have enough wind to keep it up it will drift. All it needs is a little tension on the line now and then. Which I found easy enough to do while just making turns on waves.
As far as the single line no it does not turn like a C. How ever it is more of a direct feel. Try it and see if you like it. The kite is amazing and many things but it's not a C no matter how they try to sell it as C like. The only kites I have flown that are C like are C's.