Names can be deceiving. Calling this quadrifoil kite Smithi, after the tarantula Brachypelma smithi, may mislead the flyer. After all, Smithi is anything but docile. Like other quad kites, it can stop suddenly and steer in all directions, even backward
Better light wind performance achieved with lighter weight construction: A feather-like canopy of high quality Spinnaker fabricand a bridle of non-sleeved braided Dyneema lines without an extra pulley (provides the same control with less weight).