This is a great, easy to fly kite. And beautiful too. It's easy to put together and fold up - you insert the cross bar to put it together, then remove it to fold it up. The cross bar is the only piece that is removable (that can be lost). Great first kite. Comes with string (don't know how much) and a handle device that you can wind the string around.Highly recommended.
Just purchased this kite and tried flying several times. It is easy to launch and achieve height. However, the kite will list to the left side and dive straight to earth. This occurs even if the kite is high (300 ft) and no change in wind speed. I can tell the wind is adequate because there is adequate resistance on the string as this buddy swan dives. The listing is always to the left. Once it enters its death roll, it cannot be pulled out. I have an intermediate level of experience flying kites, and can't..
I bought this for my 2 1/2 year old and 1 1/2 year old to play with at the park. With a light wind, I can launch it with my hand - no need to play out lots of line, run, or anything -- just hold it over my head and let go. I have flown it up to the limit of the provided string -- I think it's about 300', but it's most fun to fly it lower where the kids can see it better. At really low altitudes it can drop quickly when the wind changes, but you can pull on the string or run to keep it up. If I fly it up..