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  • Fast yet responsive kite for beginners and experienced flyers alike
  • Self-inflating parafoil design means no parts to lose and no assembly required
  • High-aspect wings steer with fingertip accuracy, but are stable and forgiving for new pilots
  • Complete with 60 ft. of 80 lb. Dyneema® lines and wrist straps
  • Flies in winds of 6 - 25 MPH
  • Packs into a small pouch, perfect for travel
  • Synapse 140 is the smallest in the 3-kite Synapse series
  • Comes in assorted colors only; sorry, specific color requests cannot be accommodated

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Specs

Best Use Casual
Recommended For Ages 14 years and up
Number of Players 1
Material(s) Polyester
Dimensions 55 x 20 x 4 inches
Weight 8.5 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flying a kite makes everything else melt away. New to kite flying, I was nervous to use a two hand kite at the beach. This past weekend at Huntington State Park in South Carolina I had my first chance to use my Synapse. My son held the kite while I unrolled the line and put on the wrist straps. He threw the kite into the air and it immediately climbed to its maximum height. Subtle movement of each hand make the kite go right and left. It stayed aloft for over twenty minutes and only came down because I got cocky and tried to do a loop. I fly it 3 or 4 more times and each time learned more about controlling and steering it. Very fun....everything else went out of my mind as I concentrated on making the kite dance in the wind. Very relaxing.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kite to get into Sport Kiting This is a really great and affordable sport kite to get into kite flying. I've never had any experience flying kites and got this on a whim on a nice, windy day in San Diego. It took me a while to get the hang of flying this 2 stringed kite, but once I did it was definitely a fun and enjoyable experience. The quality is excellent and I look forward to flying this kite more on my free time.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good beginner kite This has been a fun kite but the included lines will not handle the max. wind rating of the kite. I was flying the kite with my son in 15mph winds and broke the line 2 different times. Other than the weak line issue it's a fun kite to fly and usually gets people coming up to me at the park asking where to get one. If you are familiar with 2 line kites I'd probably skip this one and get the bigger 170 version for more power.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Kite Flew this kite a few times. Kite works well and easy to get off the ground. Handles well and is a blast to fly. Can take a serious beating when you have accidental nose dives. The problem I found with this design is if you leave your main wind current the kite can start to collapse on itself. I recommend flying in much stronger winds than suggested.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got get up there! Love the design. However good strong wind is needed to maneuver like you want.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little small, but fun! I got this kite and have only flown it once. The kite is easy to get in the air and doesn't need much wind. I just got used to pulling out of dives and swoops, look forward to a little stronger wind! Sorry can't figure out how to add my video!
Date published: 2017-05-13
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How much weight can it lift of the ground, if any? I'm looking for something that will bring me up a few feet. I live in Tri-Cities Washington, winds get up to 15MPH regularly.

Asked by: gcwjr85
We're sorry, but that information is not available. This kite is not designed to safely pull you into the air.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-18
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flying a kite makes everything else melt away. New to kite flying, I was nervous to use a two hand kite at the beach. This past weekend at Huntington State Park in South Carolina I had my first chance to use my Synapse. My son held the kite while I unrolled the line and put on the wrist straps. He threw the kite into the air and it immediately climbed to its maximum height. Subtle movement of each hand make the kite go right and left. It stayed aloft for over twenty minutes and only came down because I got cocky and tried to do a loop. I fly it 3 or 4 more times and each time learned more about controlling and steering it. Very fun....everything else went out of my mind as I concentrated on making the kite dance in the wind. Very relaxing.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kite to get into Sport Kiting This is a really great and affordable sport kite to get into kite flying. I've never had any experience flying kites and got this on a whim on a nice, windy day in San Diego. It took me a while to get the hang of flying this 2 stringed kite, but once I did it was definitely a fun and enjoyable experience. The quality is excellent and I look forward to flying this kite more on my free time.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good beginner kite This has been a fun kite but the included lines will not handle the max. wind rating of the kite. I was flying the kite with my son in 15mph winds and broke the line 2 different times. Other than the weak line issue it's a fun kite to fly and usually gets people coming up to me at the park asking where to get one. If you are familiar with 2 line kites I'd probably skip this one and get the bigger 170 version for more power.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Kite Flew this kite a few times. Kite works well and easy to get off the ground. Handles well and is a blast to fly. Can take a serious beating when you have accidental nose dives. The problem I found with this design is if you leave your main wind current the kite can start to collapse on itself. I recommend flying in much stronger winds than suggested.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got get up there! Love the design. However good strong wind is needed to maneuver like you want.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little small, but fun! I got this kite and have only flown it once. The kite is easy to get in the air and doesn't need much wind. I just got used to pulling out of dives and swoops, look forward to a little stronger wind! Sorry can't figure out how to add my video!
Date published: 2017-05-13
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Questions & Answers

How much weight can it lift of the ground, if any? I'm looking for something that will bring me up a few feet. I live in Tri-Cities Washington, winds get up to 15MPH regularly.

Asked by: gcwjr85
We're sorry, but that information is not available. This kite is not designed to safely pull you into the air.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-18
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