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This is kind of lame - when I pump up my kite I cant stop the air from coming out of the hole when I am done. It makes me so so so frustrated. My fingers are not fast or strong enough to stop it. I have tried the finger over the top method and the pitch method.
I was wondering if I could buy something to turn the valves into one way (?) so the air doesn't come out. Or a trick I can do that will make me not have to spend 15 mins pumping up the stupid thing.
This is lame and whinny I know but it would make my life much easier.
i had the same frustration--
pinch method never worked for my short stubby fingers
putting my finger over the valve does the trick; just takes some practice
on well-loved kites in which stopper balls no longer stop air from coming out automatically, you can turn the strut upside down and pump with one hand (the manly way ahem). i cant do that; so i would aim the little ball at the opening before yanking the hose and let suction does its thing.
hope this helps.
Oh my lesson was great. the weather/wind was perfect. I had never been on a jet ski so that was cool I am sure Donny hit a few extra waves for me. Donny gave me lots of tips and a few huge lessons. I think I like the Delta-it is pretty and everyone was super nice. The water is warm too.
I think my number one tip would be take a lesson from someone who has a jet ski and who is funny. Just having the jet ski around added tons gave me tons of confidence. I wasn't always dragging my bum up wind.
The only bummer is that I re injured my foot I think I am going to just chop it off. Now I am off again to NH then Costa Rica Wednesday. I don't think I have gusto to kite in either place. And I dont know how my foot feels about surfing.
It is a yarga 05. And all the valves are 2 way.
Those look like kites- I think I am stuck with he finger over the top method. I was hoping someone would say something like "yeah just stick a marble in there!"
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