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just an OK kite
on March 7, 2011
This kite didn't fly as well as anticipated. It's a bit heavier than plastic delta kites, the cheap ones you get at grocery stores, and it doesn't have a wide enough wing span to catch the wind and compensate for its weight. It is ok, it flys but it takes a bit of work and it falls once the wind dies down just a little. It shouldn't be a problem when there is a constant wind of 10+ mph but like I said it doesn't fly as well as the plastic ones which will stay in the air with relative ease.
There is also a thin plastic rode that goes across the middle of the kite which must be bent a significant amount before it can be inserted into the kite.
Now the good stuff.
The kite is made of polyester that won't really stretch or tear like plastic ones, which may be why it weight a little more. It does have nice colors and the streamers are beautiful and also polyester not those cheap plastic streamers that many kites have. The spool is one of those nicer D shaped spools that goes all the way around so your hand can't slip out which allows quick release of string. Those spools get tangled when you roll up the strings several times but it is what you usually get for kites in this price range.
Good kite, about 3 ft wing span. Not impressed, I feel I would get more bang out of those plastic ones but thats just because I like my kites to fly high with little difficulty.