Manufacture: Premier Kites
Name: 65 inch Diamond kite
Price: $28.89 (FWW club member price)
Description: This a traditional Eddy diamond kite
Skill Level: Well suited for children and adults
We first flew/tested the Premier 65 inch Dragonfly Diamond kite in a wind range from about 6 to 13 MPH. NOTE: The tow/attachment point on the bridle is in the wrong place. We needed to attach an alternate pig-tail (attachment point) about 1 inch above the factory setting to get this kite to fly. In this wind range the kite flew fairly steady with the kite line attached to the alternate attachment point. At higher wind
speeds the kite started to lean and become unstable. The instructions did not state the recommended wind range. We estimate the recommended/realistic and safe wind range to be about 6 to 13 MPH. FYI: Around 18 MPH sand starts to move/blow across the beach where we test our kites.
Kite Contents: 65 inch Diamond kite, three hundred feet of
50 pound test line on a plastic hand winder, vinyl storage bag.
The dimensions of the kite are 65 inches wide x 65 inches high.
The kite requires modifications to the bridle. See NOTE
above. It is a fixed bridle. Assembly takes a couple of minutes, insert the longest 2-piece fiberglass struts into the spine and secure using the velco flap on the bottom. Then insert the 2 shorter fiberglass struts into the corners
of the backside pockets and secure using the velco flaps and
center molding. Finally insert the shortest cross-strut into the 2 cross-strut moldings. NOTE: The velco flap design used to assemble the kite allows the user to apply various/different amounts of tension in the four corners of the kite.
Which can cause the kite to be assembled in a less than perfect way, leading to the kite to tilting on one side or the other in-flight.
NOTE: There are no assembly instructions included with the kite.
The sail is made of appliqued ripstop nylon. We were
impressed with the stitching and applique for a kite in this price range. The kite is hemmed for durability. The struts have rubber end caps to prevent them from protruding through the pockets over time and causing splinters in your fingers.
The moderate sail area of this kite lends itself best for visual appeal at a height up to about 150 feet. The Dragonfly design is colorful in the sky. It also includes a short bow-tie tail which helps improves the stability of the kite somewhat. A longer tail is recommended.
NOTE: Our vinyl storage bag split down the side after several uses.
Summary: The Premier 65 inch Diamond kite is a fair value for children and adults when using the alternate attachment point setting.
The 65 inch Diamond comes in many designs:
Beach Evening, Diamon Amethyst , Neon, Patriot,
Rainbow, Ruby, Toucan, Turtle, Dragonfly,
Lion, Mustang, Poison Dart, Sunflower, Tropical