9" Speedy Winder
The Speedy Winder is an excellent reel device specially made for kite flying and includes some very useful features. Molded from high-impact ABS plastic, these reels have built-in ball bearing steel raceways for smooth low-friction operation. A pivoting heavy gauge steel line guide helps keep retrievals swift and tangle-free. Comfortable grip and large handle is a joy to use and an integrated "dead bolt" locking mechanism allows for relaxed and secure parking at any altitude.
Size: diameter: 9 in.
Note: This is a blank winder, kite line is NOT included!
Since I've discovered these, it's a standard with every kite I purchase. I love the ease and functionality. Makes flying more enjoyable.
I bought 2 of these reels after having a not one, but 2, LaserHandles fail and all my line fall off the spool onto the ground into a heap. I got it untangled but it was effortful and took the help of my two children. I bought 2 of these for my kids when we go kite flying to replace the LaserHandles. Maybe the LaserHandles broke because I wound the line as I was flying which I guess was a no-no. But the ends still broke and the line still came off. Kitty Hawk had great prices. We finally got to head out and try them. They worked flawlessly. 7 year old kids were able to work them easily. Reel them in or out. Bearings are glassy smooth. Could use a description on how to lace it through the swivel properly for those of us that are not super experienced. Seriously I want one of these for every kite I have. They are awesome. And even the 9" can accommodate lots and lots of line for those kids (or kids at heart) that want to fly close to the sun. The ones I received were Blue, not Orange as pictured. Was fine with me though. I like Blue. The handle can also be placed securely in a kite stake. Really pleased with the purchase and worth every penny in my opinion. I will likely purchase more as we fly kites more often.
Excellent real could usually retrieve a large kite in moderate winds
One little boy had a very happy birthday!! Loved everything we ordered, was fast efficient , extremely satisfied
vERY Cool devise, but i would suggest getting the 12", with 1000 feet of line out and my kite in the high winds was very difficult to real in.