I love stunt kites and larger kites that are probably too hard for my kids to fly because they're big and unwieldy and usually have more than one line to deal with when you're flying it.
Anyway, adult kites or stunt kites usually have two or four lines, so you can actually control the kite versus the wind controlling it. At first it was hard to not let the lines get tangled up but after I got the hang of it I was flying high, so to speak. Anyway, check out some adult kites in the pics - maybe you can try it yourself.
A 2-line kite
“You can steer these kites using 2 or 4 different lines.”