As with most everything waterfowl related, pressure no doubt played a roll, but aside from huge spreads they were pretty much lost in, I've had poor luck with the elevated "flying" goose decoys I've tried. It's too often as if the birds hang up waiting to see what they're going to do - and then bug out. That was particularly evident when I followed their creator's advice to deploy a early Goose Magnets downwind of the spread, as if coming to it. Proved much less detrimental to move them to the upwind end of the spread but, ultimately, not beneficial enough to continue fooling with them. Non-moving "flyers" were even more suspect and apt to be counter-productive. And kites only seemed beneficial when given a qualified operator to provide slack and cras...er, "land" them as birds approached - which is to say too dang much trouble.