5 Stars By Jonathan Salkind on 2014-08-19
A great stunt kite for a great price
This is a great beginner/intermediate stunt kite! I'd never flown a stunt kite before, and I picked this up before heading to the shore for a week-long vacation. Make sure you watch some tutorial videos online (as I did) because the documentation that comes with the kite is minimal. But the kite itself is great! I was doing loops within the first 10 minutes and a pretty decent figure-eight within a half-hour. I flew it four times, for an hour each time, and it held up through a few hard landings (okay, crashes) when I tried to get too fancy. I was able to get it up and going even on days with low wind.
If you have some stunt kite experience and you're trying to improve your tricks, I'm sure you know better than to buy a kite like this. But if you are new to the world of stunt kiting and want to give it a try, this kite is totally worth it!
5 Stars By Warren P McMurry on 2015-08-23
A Good Value Delta Kite !
Been years since flying any stunt kite. Had this one over a week or two and finally had favorable winds.
Launched easily, decent handling but a newbie may find it quick and responsive.
It failed to launch on receipt awhile back, but too low of winds likely the reason.
Had lots of recent flights on an airfoil the Big Buzz, sure this helped on the maiden of this fun kite. This one needs some decent breeze. Find a good value purchase! Fun ahead!
Had nice strong Breezes today and flew beautifully.
I personally suggest an airfoil like the Buzz or Big Buzz as take more abuse on learning.
Again launch will challenge the beginner, as swift respone needed to clear the ground on take off.
5 Stars By MattC on 2017-06-25
Great stunt kite for the money.
Excellent kite, Although, I would rate this one intermediate to advanced. Its like a little jet fighter, and is a blast for a seasoned flyer, but my 8 year old was having difficulty contolling it. It is durable though, we smashed it into the ground a half dozen times and the worst that happend, was to reconnect the top cross brace. Highly recommended for the money!!
5 Stars By chiefsilverback on 2016-07-15
Fun to fly
We got this for our five year old son and he loves flying it. You need just the right wind otherwise it can be very frustrating so don't buy a two string if you want something the goes up and stays up. Also great customer service from the manufacturer
5 Stars By Jason on 2013-08-10
Great at the beach for 10 year old
I bought this for my nephew for his tenth birthday. The first time we took it out, it was really easy to assemble and get setup. It took a few tries, but he was able to get it up and going, but the wind wasn't quite strong enough, which was a bit surprising. The next day the wind was really kicking and he was doing swoops and loops with no problems.
Needs two people, make sure you bring patience because you will crash frequently.
After three days of usage, one of the white support struts started to splinter, but did not break entirely so we left it alone.
4 Stars By JC on 2013-09-21
All in all a fun time!
I bought this kite for a weekend camping trip on the beach. Firstly, I'm not a professional and this was only my second time ever flying a stunt kite. Assembly was fast and easy. On the day I decided to fly the kite the wind was at a less than modest 3-6mph. Needless to say it took some patience to get it flying. I crashed it a few times but everything held up nicely. The nose which usually takes the most damage during a crash is made of a knitted polyester, and faired very well to my unwanted nosedives. Once in the air with good wind behind my back the kite handled well and for a "newbie" it was easy to get use to. My only complaint is that the string it comes with frays easily. But I was flying on a beach that had shrubbery so when I crashed it got tangled in them. So avoid getting the strings caught up in anything if you want them to last. Lastly, I found that this kite works well if you have decent wind behind your back, otherwise get a bigger kite...which is what I'll be getting the next time I go to the beach!
5 Stars By Techie Heki on 2015-06-25
Highly recommend as a beginner stunt kite! Quality kite for a low price.
This is a great beginner kite. The key to flying is that you make small adjustments to control your kite, which is difficult to do as a beginner. The wind speed range of 6-20mph is a little generous, I don't think you'll get the kite in the air with anything less than 10mph. This is a good quality, inexpensive kite that can survive being crashed multiple times. In The Breeze is a great company that stands behind their products. I had an issue where one of the "Nocks" came off my kite. I contacted In The Breeze and they sent me 2 replacement nocks immediately. 2-days later, I had my kite back in the air. The 48" is a great size, but now I think it would be fun to try something bigger, so consider that as you look for a kite.
5 Stars By Guinn Big Boy Williams on 2016-04-04
Experience helpful but not required.
If you are experienced with stunt kites you can have a lot of fun with this kite. It is small, fast and turns on a dime. If you are just learning to fly 2 line kites this could be very frustrating. I started out with a 2 line airfoil or power/traction kite as they are a bit slower and more forgiving. That being said you can learn on this kite, might be somewhat challenging but it can be done. Also mine did not come with a tail attachment, you can make one by sewing or gluing a loop with a piece of fabric or heavy string to the tail end, this may help to stabilize it a bit more and they look cool.
5 Stars By Michael on 2015-04-28
If you really like to have fun with "stuff"
My very first stunt kite. If you really like to have fun with "stuff", and you loved flying a single line kite as a kid like I did, you will really love this kite. After you break a couple spars, you'll be addicted and will then get into more durable and obviously more expensive kites. Buy it. You'll have fun and if you don't, email me and I'll refund your money.
4 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-08-24
Great kite, line is another story.
It arrived on time with no damage. Haven't flown it yet, waiting for a good wind day for a beginner. The reason I'm not giving a 5 star rating is one of the lines had a knot in it and as I unwound it, it appeared as if the manufacturer ran out of 80 ft line so they tied two together. That I would expect a novice like myself would do not the mfg. I will definitely recommend this to others