Yes. The single most important factor in having a kite that generates pull in a turn is those wingtips, how C-shaped they are. I think if you don't have a C-shaped wingtip then the air spills out the side, and that's why flat tip kites are able to pivot in the air on a turn instead of yanking you. I don't thing the actual shape of the wingtip (triangle square or whatever) matters as much as just how much fabric is in the wingtip. Nothing scientific here, just what I've seen. There is a price to pay though for a kite that pulls when you turn. You have all this fabric in the wingtip that doesn't generate lift so what do you think happens? That's right it has a lot of weight and that means the harder a kite pulls in turns the slower it will be in the air because of all that extra fabric that is doing nothing but pulling you when you turn.
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