Item No: 3628

ITW Dan Leigh Whirlwind Delta Kite

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Product Description

ITW Dan Leigh Whirlwind Delta Kite
Dan Leigh's high-aspect ratio deltas fly at amazingly high angles. He used to sew them all himself but now we're working together and making his kites in China. We've upgraded the sails to 1/2-oz. Icarex polyester and updated the graphics to make them look as good as they fly. With the same overhead flight and even more lift than the Little Bear, the Whirlwind is popular with falconers and aerial photographers. Use 50 to 80-lb. Dacron line. Wind range: 2 to 16 mph. 8'-4" x 3'-7". 8.5-oz. 66" case.

Product Specifications
Skill Level: Intermediate
Minimum Wind Speed: 2
Maximum Wind Speed: 16
coloradoj7 Submitted: 11/1/2015
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Great kite--not worth the price
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
Great kite--not worth the price. First I would like to say that I like this kite very much and that it is very well made. I like the colors although against the blue sky it doesn't stand out as much as other kites. It is very lightweight and it does fly well in lower winds, but I have yet to see it keep the super high angle of flight in other than medium to high winds. My biggest problem is the price. I don't mind spending the $145, but quite honestly I don't feel like I got my money's worth. Even though it has an 8 foot wingspan, the kite seems small in comparison to other ITW Delta's, and the flight characteristics really aren't that different than other kites. Perhaps you are paying for the Dan Leigh name, but no one will be able to convince me that this kite is worth 2-1/2 times the price ITW's 8.5 foot delta.
Theodor Mulder from Overgaard Submitted: 10/25/2015
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Well worth the money
What is your opinion of this product?
This is my low wind kite of choice. I also fly the ITW Levitation light and Alpine DC in light winds but the Whirlwind is the most stable and gets the best altitudes in light winds. It would get 5 stars if it was available in bright red or orange colors. The blue colors makes it almost invisible when more than 1500ft of line is out.
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Price: $169.00
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