Names can be deceiving. Calling this quadrifoil kite Smithi, after the tarantula Brachypelma smithi, may mislead the flyer. After all, Smithi is anything but docile. Like other quad kites, it can stop suddenly and steer in all directions, even backwards!! A sophisticated bridle system and one-way cell valves enable super tight turns without loss of altitude. And, with a little practice, it can also fly sideways! Smithi, unlike the real spider, is also not afraid of water, so take it to the beach. Fun to watch and even more fun to fly, this quad kite can be a challenge to control in stronger winds when it pulls like a wild animal, er, spider. But careful use of the brakes can keep this sweet sensation in check.