Item Reviews for: ITW Bulldog II Stunt Kite  -  7130
    ITW Bulldog II Stunt Kite
    Powerful and not for beginners
    By: Jean Luc from St. Louis, MO      Submitted: 10/25/2017



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    Product Rating What is your opinion of this product? When there is a strong, consistent wind, this kit pulls like a truck and is a real workout. However when the winds are light or intermittent, it will easily stall. I found that a tail will help with stability in light winds. I weigh 160 pounds and am strong, and I find that this kite is as powerful as I would want. Anything stronger would be too dangerous for me. You might consider an easier kite for your first foil. Do not give this kite to a 90-pound child (too dangerous). This is my second foil and I love it. If it didn't stall so easily I would give it 5 stars.
    It really does
    By: marc      Submitted: 11/1/2015



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    What is your opinion of this product? Come to Mama, you little Bulldog! Whew- this is one awesome blast of a kite to fly. I flew it today in variable winds of between 15-18 mph, and although I am plenty strong and no bantamweight, this puppy gave me power to spare! At certain times, it would pull me along and I had to be aware of making sure I had my feet grounded on terra firma! (which is EXACTLY what I was hoping for!) I wanted a kite with lots of pull and bite and this one gives me that and more. I am still on a bit of a learning curve as to how far I can fly to the edge of the wind and not have it stall and drop, but I was pushing my luck, and seeing what the Bulldog would do. It's responsive, fast, pulls like a Bulldog should, and above all, it's FUN! Give this kite a spin- you'll be glad you did. It's got an amazing amount of pull. One thing though, watch out for the SNAP- it'll bite you!
    This is my first power kite
    By: Larry V      Submitted: 11/1/2015



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    What is your opinion of this product? It really does only cost $129 to own a power kite that will give you ALL you want . It is rated for 25 mph winds but you can"t tear it up in 30 gusts......hockey pads,helment, and mouthpiece recommended. Oh! Do not forget the video camera!
    Come to Mama
    By: Celogrl      Submitted: 11/1/2015



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    What is your opinion of this product? This is my first power kite, but I found it was well within my skill levels, given experience with various 2 line stunt kites in various sizes from Prism 3D to 7 ft and 8 ft big wind stunt kites to a stack of hyper kites. \ I bought my Bulldog II from a local kite shop and they unfortunately provided 150 pound lines with it. The first flight was in 22 mph winds and the flight lasted about 12 seconds before a line broke. The good news is the bridle is not hard to unknot provided you have some line left to follow back out of the mess. \ After attaching a set of 300 pound lines that I use with my hyper kite stack, the wind had increased to 25mph gusting to 30mph. That second flight was very sporty and I spent most of the time on top or on the edges as getting the kite in the power zone would take all 200 pounds of me down the beach. \ Flight three was the next morning in 16 mph winds and that's near perfect in my opinion as the kite pulls well but is still very controllable and leaves you comfortably on your feet. \ You can feel the effects of the curved airfoil as more speed generates more pull, and you can feel the lift drop off at the extreme edges of the window. I found the kite needs to maintain at least a little speed on the top of the window to avoid tucking under and collapsing, and the same applies out on the far edges of the envelope, where it's a little more prone to collapse. \ Still, it gives plenty of warning of an imminent collapse once you understand what to look and feel for, and if you're flying and landing the kite solo, you can intentionally collapse it out on the edge of the window as means to land it in high winds without assistance. With a little line manipulation you can lay it outside ways to the wind and it will stay down and not roll downwind. \ Launching is easy to do by placing a little sand or soft weights on the training edge to hold it down until you're ready to launch, then pick the leading edge up with the lines, let the air cells fill, and then give it a gentle tug and it will launch smoothly. \ You can also add a tube tail to slow it down a bit until you get a better feel for the speed and turn rates, but overall it handles much like a rigid framed kite, but with more power, a slower turn rate, and a bit less precision in the turns. You'll have to work on it to get punch turns to recover at exactly 90 degrees, and it won't track quite as true and stable as a keeled kite, but the additional challenge is part of the fun, as is the blow your hat in the creek power of the thing. \ If you use a larks head to connect one side of the bridle to the loop for the tail, then larks head the other side of the bridle to it as well, you can connect each side in sequence with no risk of tangling the bridles in storage or during assembly. Also, the factory fold seems to be from the outboard edges inward, but it's a 7 foot kite, and in moderate to strong winds it's easier to layout the kite and weight the trailing ed
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