I hope you dont take too much crap for the design.
After all, there was a poll on here once asking for a black kite!
I think you did the right thing with the graphics by deleting some of the details from the rise. Looks way better simplified. The insignia cloth on the tips and hopefully vent is sharp when seen up close.
Color is an easy addition as per the gold example. I think this kite will look great.
Looking forward to cheking out all its aspects.
Hopefully this winter.
P.S. How are people finding the new orange release when unhooking? Does it obstruct holding the bar in the middle?