Does it usually not work as well with a symmetric spin?
It's a trickier move with a symmetric, but we've done it racing on forestay reaches. I wouldn't consider it a "normal" move and the whole crew needs to be pretty solid if you're doing it in any kind of breeze. If you have a non-overlapping headsail you might just leave it up if it's a very short W/L or you're match racing
If you have a smaller inner stay that you can put a small jib on, go nuts... but I wouldn't consider 3 sails on a conventional sloop rig with a sym kite to be an everyday kind of thing and I don't think I'd bother at all if I was cruising