Clearly I wasn't meant to kite yesterday.........
I get to the beach and start pumping up my 16. First strut bladder I pump up is twisted so badly it's deforming the strut. After a couple of minutes of swearing/jiggling/flapping, I get it to a point where it's workable, but still not right. I get to the same bladder on the other end of the kite....exactly the same thing
However, no amount of 'manipulation' gets rid of the twist. So, I give up and get my 14 out of the car instead. Halfway through pumping up the LE, the centre strut bladder bursts.
So anyway, in light of the fact that a strut bladder on my 12 has also burst less than a month ago, I'm wondering if I should be doing the old 'preventative maintenance' thing a little more diligently.
How often do the rest of you guys remove the bladders and clean out the pockets of your kites?