WOW! Need something extra big to do some serious lifting? Check out this Mega Power Sled, packing 81 square feet of lifting power into a colorful compact package. As with all our Power Sleds, the bag also serves as a drouge tail!
Posted by Peg & Bob Hoffpauir on 3rd Apr 2014
Don't know what's with Hank's, sled?? But ours flies just like our Barbara Meyers sled we have, perfect in all winds. Have flown both of our 81's in 5-25 mph. winds with no problems what so ever. Will post both of ours on PPK's Facebook page. The one PPK has posted with the tube tails and streamer tails is ours, lol. I showed them the pic right after we took it and they kindly asked if they could post it.. Any given kite can/may have a defect as can anything else.. Guess yours had a defect, sorry..
Posted by Hank Manseau, Scarborough, ME on 22nd Jun 2012
This is a beautiful kite! It is the third Power Sled 81 I have purchased and is the latest addition to my collection of 10 Premier power sleds which I have always considered to be my go-to ultra-reliable "sky hooks" in turbulent winds. However, this specific variant is the first Premier Sled to exhibit the bad behavior of dipping a leading edge, rolling over, then imploding in moderate and heavy turbulence... a behavior NONE of its predecessors have ever exhibited. My impression is that the sail fabric is of a lighter weight than that of its predecessors and therefore not as rigid over the span between the three inflatable cells. The kite will often right itself and re-inflate but that really messes up the line laundry. I can't help but feel this kite was rushed to market with insufficient field testing. P.S. This kite comes with a beautiful R/W/B drogue not the tubular tails pictured on the PPK web site.