I got this kite from Gomberg Kites through their factory outlet. It was repaired so it cost me only 20US$.
This kite pulls hard. I think I have a solid lifter now! But I need to put the line on a better reel. Although Cimmy’s green stake winder was just big enough to accommodate all the 500′ of the 100# black twisted Dacron line, the pull of the kite turned that reel into a real knuckle beater.
I am scheming with my father-in-law to get a nice Stratospool made (the design is no longer in commercial production, so kiters must make it themselves). What’s a Stratospool? It’s a kiting reel that looks much like a fishing rod and reel.
Stay tuned and you may see how we fare, in photos.
Photo by Princess (our daughter). This is a Delta-Coyne manufactured by Gomberg Kites in the "Cool" color scheme. At eight feet wide, this kite is a BEAST compared to what I’ve flown before.
You can see the Flip much better in this shot. This particular kite works so well as line laundry (because it’s difficult to launch solo). But it kept falling apart in the powerful gusts, and so it probably won’t be a regular thing.