Wow, it's been 6 months and I FINALLY got a decent fly on the Fulcrum yesterday.
What a beautiful kite! You definitely need to fly it as a Fulcrum, not a Rev alternative. The main difference being how you use the handles.
Holding the handles in the centre, not near the top, opens up the performance of the kite. Once I discovered this, I realised why. Rev movement is concentrated around the movement of the leading edge. The Fulcrum movement is around the horizontal centre line of the kite. Duh! (Slaps hand on forehead).
I flew for over an hour, loving every minute. Graceful, easy to control, easy to impress the onlookers. Saving up for a vented version now!