My first look of Marabou: mid AR, mediocre cell count, nice feeling fabric and good general quality/workmanship. Unfortunately bridle reveals there is not very deep understanding how it should be done, what is needed and what isn't necessary or is just way too long. For hybrid/single skin kite this is even more crucial because it so much relys on the bridle and there is lot of bridle line even in good design.
Certainly this kite isn't designed by the same guy who did Instinct. In that kite I immediately saw it was done properly and it also flied very very well.
How different line rows in Marabou go to usual two pulley mixer is unconventional or even a bit weird. It tells how flexible soft kites actually are, there is more than one way to do it. But of course seeing something like this raises your eyebrows. There should be concrete and justified reasons to do things differently, I hope they have it.
So i could easily improve some parts, to save same line and make bridle simpler, also from the manufacturing point of view. This all could be done without altering basic design of the bridle, and I can prove it easily. Actually I'm going to fix other side of the kite before I'm testing it. Another question is if there is lot more to be done, for instance if it is reasonable to pull 1:4 for so large area of canopy etc., or is there more room to adjust total length of the bridle and so on.
After that one IDK if I want to take a look of FS Hybrid at all
Or perhaps it is time for me to show how these kites should be designed properly. But IDK, Alma looks good enough and Pansh Hawks are dirt cheap and obviously well designed multi purpose kites, so I'm not sure if I have motivation any more