Proper technique to inflate Boston Valve

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Proper technique to inflate Boston Valve

Postby sflinux » Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:43 pm

I have a question about the black, screw type, sealed, boston valves, the type used in leading edge valves. I had one of these on my 2003 cabrinha access. My 2003 wipika has one, as well as, the regular pvc clear valve. On my wipika I use the regular pvc clear valve to inflate, and use the black boston valve for quick deflations.
I just picked up some more lei kites and they only have the single black boston valve on the leading edge.
I was always annoyed by my 2003 cabrinha access because the pump nozzle would never stay in the black boston valve when I tried to inflate the kite. I always had to manually hold the nozzle in the valve with one hand, and use my other hand to pump up the bladder. The new kites I picked up had different nozzles to choose from (for the pump) and I was excited that one of these would stay in the valve. But they didn't.
Am I missing something? Does somebody know the proper way to inflate the black bv valves?
thanks,
bric
p.s. I hope you guys know what I'm talking about. I'd upload a picture but I don't know how to. But you can see the link for a picture: http://www.shipstore.com/SS/HTML/SEV/SEVBV.html
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Postby jjm » Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:56 pm

I saw someone using something like this on a Cabrinha kite. Looked nice.

http://ocean2air.co.za/html/equipment/kites/cabrinha/airlock.htm
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Postby Guest » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:07 pm

Maybe you should try to screw the threaded female adaptor that should come with your pump
It actually inflates much faster than the clear valve
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Postby windhorny » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:20 pm

your supposed to use the screw on valve, that's how they work.
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Postby sflinux » Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:51 am

I only recall my pumps coming with three adapters:
a long narrow tipped one
a medium tipped one
and a short blunt tipped one.
I don't ever remember seeing an adapter that is threaded. I realize the kite valve itself is threaded in two pieces. The first part screws onto the valve, then I typically stick the medium tipped valve into this and pump. Then when filled, I screw on the valve cover. Is their a threaded adapter, for the pump, that is supposed to screw onto the valve instead?
thanks,
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:51 am

Bric:
come over to third and I'll give you one of the adapters.
steve :?
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