We purchased an inexpensive kite from a big box retailer (9' Delta Conyne) and the winder / spool it came with lasted about two outings before breaking... leaving us with a decent kite but a desire for a better winder / spool. This product filled a requirement to provide a more durable winder that's basic and simple enough for our kids to use with a reasonable cost (under 1/4 of what we paid for the kite itself).
It took about 10 minutes or so to transfer the string from our old broken winder / spool to the new one (only because it didn't come off the broken spool very fast), but the investment in time was likely worth the savings in cost.
Spool is wide and has ample guides. It's long enough to pull the kite in fairly quickly (quicker than our old spool) but not so long to be difficult for the kids to use in moderate winds. The handles feel sufficiently sturdy and lend a confident feeling to the winder / spooler.
The design is perfect, it's simple to use, and easy to attach line to, along with holding a large amount of line.
Seems good enough. I still like my wooden one better.
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