I tried a Duck Tack off shore. I rotated my body but managed to do a kite looped so I was yanked downwind off my board. I think I need to keep the kite much higher. Its not intuitive - rotation right around feels like the wrong thing to do!
Tarren had a go on my Lithium 9 and said he thought the power was good. He did some nice boosts. Its almost feeling like summer now.