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If i use fix-flat-to repair my kite...

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:00 pm
by windhorny
Deep thought,

If i use fix-a flat to repair a small leakin one of my bladders, do I need to loop the kite for 2-3 miles to allow it to seal?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:26 pm
by fearlu
There is no excuse for this type of behavior on a windy day.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:35 pm
by windhorny
Sorry, I'll leave work and go kite then.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:47 pm
by Loscocco
I think your losing it man.... hang in there!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:02 pm
by windhorny
losing it? I lost it? Actually I'm not even looking for it anymore. But i seriously thought about this as my friend jokingly reccomended it to fix my now (2) broken rhinos. Poor things.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:36 pm
by Loscocco
Use some of that fun expanding foam. Just fill the kite with it.. Or those micro styrofaom pellets like coffee cups are made of. Then you would never have to inflate your kite again.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:49 pm
by davewsail
fix my now (2) broken rhinos

Yuri, how did you break your Rhinos? Is it those T valves? Funny thing-- I wanted to try to boat launch my new 16m from a boat on Berryessa last Sunday. I went to inflate the struts and found one strut leaking big time. I thought it was the T valve but it turned out to be a popped strut bladder right near the valve. I fixed it but it's kinda worrisome for a brand new kite. I'm curious what happened to yours.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:17 pm
by windhorny
Yeah, the T valve cracked a hair on the end strut. I do use the hell out of that kite so i cant be too disturbed. The LE is on Tianna's kite and I think it is from us self landing it on the beach all the time. There is a beauty to simplicity. But the 2 pump is nice. i could either way from here out. The slingshots have the best system that lasts. I wish they would all do that. I dont think a kite realistically needs 2 seperate pressures, at least the average kiter cant tell. Just pump the whole thing up to 8psi, your done.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:19 am
by zgur
Oh yes, 1/2 pump systems are great.......what could ever go wrong????

I recall a discussion around this topic a while back......

Get some, Z.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:30 am
by davewsail
Zeev, I thought you still had Vegases. No problems with the plumbing?