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Its time to check you gear

Postby knyfe » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:43 pm

Yep, its time to check all your gear again after a good and fulfilled season.

Clean your kites and check every little bit of them. Use sailtape for smaller holes you collected up over the season to ensure your kite rolls well next year. Check your lines / bars / pulleys / bridles ... everything. Get new lines / new pulley / new whatever if in doubt if its good for more - typically once you realize that you have some wear it fails really quickly and then you hope its not in a bad moment ...

Take your time for doing that. As it is remarkable to see what you miss even if you think you pay attention to your gear when you go out / in. You just dont have the focus as if you dedicate a few hours without the change of getting into the water.

Remark all name tags on your boards / kites. Spray a clear cover paint over your board name tag as this will make it last at least one season. Check you boards for deep scratches and be ready with epoxy to fill the deep dings.

Georg

Going through my pile I found one ripped strut (!!!) about 8 small holes, one larger panel cut and barely readable name tags on the boards . So worth checking it out.
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Re: Its time to check you gear

Postby le noun » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:12 pm

Or just to sell all your equipment and get a new quiver. 8)
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Re: Its time to check you gear

Postby knyfe » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:54 pm

kiteless - boardless ... speachless ...
the combined age of my equipment is higher than my age ;-). Its always me who limits progression not the equipment - industry's worst customer.
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Re: Its time to check you gear

Postby le noun » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:03 pm

Oooooooh snap. :mrgreen:
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Re: Its time to check you gear

Postby Aloha » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:46 am

One tip: annually replace the workhorse kite you most commonly use at the spots that for whatever reason you wouldn't really like to be swimming at

I.E. to put the suggestion in context, every year I try to turn my 10m (Crissy, Waddell, Moks, Jupiter) S*urf but aim to update the Alameda kites (12/16/18m) '?'? far less frequently

I also try to replace my global bar once/year
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Re: Its time to check you gear

Postby sloughslut » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:05 pm

I check that its in the car
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Its time to check you gear

Postby sc-surfer » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:01 pm

sloughslut wrote:I check that its in the car


Yep. Check.
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Re: Its time to check you gear

Postby Loscocco » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:59 pm

sloughslut wrote:I check that its in the car



Check.... in the car and posted for sale :)
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Re: Its time to check you gear

Postby le noun » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:33 pm

Loscocco wrote: posted for sale :)


That's the reason I'm kiteless and board less.
I sold too fast this year.
Thank god I'm getting my new quiver this week. :twisted:
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Postby jwest21 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:16 am

Vincent, let me know if you need a kite to borrow. God knows my poor Bandits have been lonely since September and I ain't taking any storm winds on this week, unless it's driving to the mountains.
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