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by GregK
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Switchblade base collars
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Cabrinha Switchblade base collars

One zip tie should be enough if applied tight and clamps the hose down on the space between hose barbs on the valve end. If the neoprene valve cover is missing, I'll stitch a small zip-tie cover from black 1/2-inch elastic, which must go on the hose first before the zip tie is installed. Yes if the ...
by GregK
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Switchblade base collars
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Cabrinha Switchblade base collars

espana2323 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:01 am
... what I am doing wrong here.
Nothing, those little black collars don't secure the hose over the valve end very well.

Small UV-resistant zip tie will hold much better.
by GregK
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Reducing Core XR3 12 bar pressure
Replies: 6
Views: 3522

Re: Reducing Core XR3 12 bar pressure

OK, # 1 rule for bridle mods : " Patience you MUST have " ( Yoda ) 2nd rule : Safety, Safety & safety. First mod to try - move the top or inboard connection of the B2 pulley line down one connection point. Because the leading edge sweeps aft as well as outboard, this will have the desired effect of ...
by GregK
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Reducing Core XR3 12 bar pressure
Replies: 6
Views: 3522

Re: Reducing Core XR3 12 bar pressure

Any way to alter the leading edge bridle for lower bar pressure? Yes, modifying the front bridle to move the front tow point ( the point at which the front flying line is attached ) slightly aft and closer to the CE or centre of effort ( the point on a sail at which application of the whole propell...
by GregK
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)
Replies: 14
Views: 9771

Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Surprised he didn't fully unroll his kite before starting to pump. Doing the auto-unroll by pumping risks pinching and popping a section of your LE bladder - doesn't happen frequently, but do the auto-unroll enough times and you will at some point miss a session with a popped bladder. Repaired enoug...
by GregK
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bladder repair on RRD Obsession 10.5 mk8(2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 4205

Re: Bladder repair on RRD Obsession 10.5 mk8(2016)

For a first bladder repair you are into it deep. If you have knowledge or experience with welding or bonding plastics ( the bladder is made from thermoplastic polyurethane ) welding up an end won't be too difficult. TPU film was originally developed to thermally bond to woven nylon or polyester fabr...
by GregK
Mon May 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good bar suggestion
Replies: 18
Views: 7117

Re: Good bar suggestion

Adjustable stopper on the OR Stickshift bar is solid ( won't slip ) but still easy to adjust, provided it's within reach of course.
by GregK
Mon May 28, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bladder repair on RRD Obsession 10.5 mk8(2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 4205

Re: Bladder repair on RRD Obsession 10.5 mk8(2016)

This style of single fast inflate & dump when the entire plug is removed is called a Boston valve. Typically it's secured on the inside perimeter of the valve shoulder with a ring of Velcro. Sometimes the manufacturer will have the kite factory put a little webbing pull tab sewn onto the side of thi...
by GregK
Sun May 27, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 310
Views: 135800

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Damaged bladder film inside the red marker rectangle is cut away and a piece of new bladder film slightly larger than the cut-out is thermally welded over top. The weld is 1/4-inch wide all around the perimeter of the cut-out, just outboard of the red line. 20% of the combined lap joint thickness is...
by GregK
Sat May 26, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 310
Views: 135800

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Some pictures of a recent welded LE bladder patch. The blow-out was at the edge seam, so a TearAid patch, which usually end up leaking along the edge seam, wasn't a good repair option. Pictures are taken right after a soapy water leak check of the patch. http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/Greg...

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