The kite was delivered
What is your opinion of this product?
Beautiful, BUT with some caveats: (1) it is very unstable at the upper end of its wind range because the frame warps, causing parts of the sail to slacken and flap about. In wind just strong enough to make palm trees sway, it meanders and dives. At a lower angle (when climbing) the warping is even worse, so hand launching and letting line out slowly is a must. At a high angle where the pull is least strong, it stays somewhat stable, but once it starts meandering it's nothing but trouble. (2) Inserting the spars (especially the seventh) is tricky; it takes dexterity and practice to avoid scraping them against the metal connectors on their way in. A pipe cleaner may be necessary to remove dust and sand so that the spars don't get scratched. (3) The bridle is attached to only three of the seven center spars, and the seams at those points aren't particularly well-reinforced. Another reason why I won't fly this kite if I can see white caps on the ocean.