Patrick's Premier "Profile"
January 21, 2006.
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The Profile is commonly seen with the brand name of "Premier", but you may also find it with the brand name
"Sky Burner". The Profile has a large sail area and has the largest diameter tubing of any kite in my
collection. A unique feature of the Profile is that it is vented with two screen vents and three hole vents, even though
it is not categorized for high wind. Vents are features you would normally see on high wind stunt kites.
I was not impressed with the sail pattern and color selections for this kite. Still, the Profile has some interesting flight
characteristics that allowed me to look past its appearance. I modified my Profile slightly by stitching a pinch of the sail
behind the upper spreader to grip around the spine. On this kite alone I did this to make the sail a little more taught at that
point where I thought it was too loose. The result is that it cuts through the air better. It is a very sturdy kite.
At the low price of $130.00, including a middle grade line set, it is an okay stunt kite.
The Profile is 7' 6" wide and weights 10 oz. It is rated for 4-25 mph. It comes with generic looking hand straps
on 90' of 150 lb Spectra line set.
The high point of the Profile is how well it handles in winds that are not all that steady. Its vent design stabilizes it in
gusty winds where other kites would be flying irradically. The Profile is a favorite of Tom, the owner of "Let's fly a Kite", a
kite shop in Texas, where I purchased it online. He told me he could fly squares with the Profile and he was correct. This
stunt kite can make very sharp turns and emits an interesting roaring sound when cutting through the wind. If you fly it in
high wind, I suggest that you watch your footing and be of adult size because, despite its vents, the Profile has a very serious pull.