Thanks for your comments, Vee and Noggin. All help and advice is gratefully received!
Well, today I set up the 1.5 SLE properly, and the experience was much better.
I can now launch, do turns & twists, and even back the kite gently down to a controlled landing.
If I land (er, all right, I mean crash) leading edge down, I can use the lines to invert it and take off again.
I even managed (a couple of times) to do that thing where you send the kite screaming towards the ground, stop it dead a couple of feet before the ghastly crash, and edge upwards again, backwards, before turning for a simple ascent.
But my LE end caps still come out. Why? Should I tighten their little shock-cord lanyards?
And no matter how tightly and tidily I wind the lines onto the winder at the end of a session, they refuse to feed off neatly when I'm running them out at the beginning of the next session. Which leads to tangles. Real ones, not the sort that miraculously disappear like the man in the instructional DVD says!
I was hoping that I'd still prefer flying my 2-line deltas after flying the Rev. But it might not be working out that way ...
Brian. (Past it, but reaching back!)
Silver Fox 2.5; HQ Shadow SUL; Rev 1.5 SLE; Spiderkites URO; Etc...