Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
I'm really happy with how solid it feels relative to my last kite for only having 25 cells. As you can see there is a lot less jellyfishing and wrinkles than my previous one. The precision of the laser cutting (before when I pen plotted I had material slippage), the crossbracing, and correct billow (thus strap tension) all add up.
I've already ordered the material to sew up an 8 and a 15! It will take me all summer to really learn all I can from this design so I'm just going to scale it up and down.
My personal goal is to do at least two races this summer on my own kites, and not finish last!! I feel like I could win the whole hydrofoil pro tour when I'm designing and sewing them up, so I think its all doable!!! And my blinding flourescent colors are part of the strategy!!!
It is too cold for my tastes here in Italy right now so I'm sending off my kite to someone far more capable then myself (I'm intermediate on the hydrofoil and still trying to figure out the air gybes!) to put it through its paces. I will share on the water feedback, gps tracks, video etc.... when I have it - probably March-ish.
I also had some second thoughts about my brakes after reviewing the video, and after going over my spreadsheets and 3D model I found I had forgot to scale up my brake pigtails - so in the video my brake lines are 10cm too short!! This doesn't make the trailing edge smoother per se but should lesson the amount of deformation. When I'm charging around on a reach or upwind my D's are loose anyway as all my kites fly on the ABCs with D's engaging for downwind or max turns, or flying overhead coming back to the beach to prevent overflight etc....
Kitexpert I hope you develop that 80 cell monster of a kite I saw you posted in another thread! Then we can have a virtual battle of the gps tracks!