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Waroo 08: Ez-pump or not?

Yes I want EZ-pump, can’t live without out
No I don’t want it
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Waroo 08: Ez-pump or not? What do you want? Win a Kite!

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:58 pm

R&D testing of the new Waroo 08 is drawing to a close and we are making the final decision regarding the inclusion of the EZ-pump system. The R&D team is split 50/50 for and against, so naturally we want to know what Waroo riders would prefer. Do you favour keeping the kite as simple as possible or would you prefer to have the benefits of faster inflation and more time out on the water? Let us know, we need your vote.

We’ll be picking one lucky voter at random and giving them one of the very first 08 Waroos off the production line. You don’t need to guess anything, just mark your vote and explain why.

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Postby Steve Martin » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:23 pm

yes for EZ pump as long as id doesn't significantly add to cost and the time to repair a bladder. No, if performance is reduced because strut pressure has to be reduced because the LE and struts have to be the same pressure.
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Postby Skyway Scott » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:25 pm

I voted for EZ as well. Steve made good points.
How much would this increase price?
If it were "free" that'd be one thing. But if it adds more than 130 dollars, some may not want it (?). Does it affect performance?

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Postby h2odiesel » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:34 pm

Keep it simple! Add that Sissy stuff to the the high end kites.


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Postby Juwanna Kite » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:44 pm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record as I have stated this elsewhere, my biggest concern is that the EZ-pump system with a leak in a strut will cause the leading edge to deflate. Without EZ-pump I can fly a kite with a leaky strut back to the beach. I can't say the same of a kite with a deflated leading edge!

I'm not saying that Best makes kites prone to leak in the struts. It's just with 5-7 struts, you are greatly increasing your chances of deflating the leading edge if any of the struts develop a leak on the EZ-pump system.

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Postby Gfunk » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:59 pm

EZ-pump is good! Do it! It's a nice feature and for sure less time to pump so you can ride faster. Also, for those that snowkite as well, it is a huge pain in the a$$ fumbling with more valves than you have to with bare hands in cold weather!

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Postby the_dude » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:17 pm

Keep it cheap and easy to fix. One pump is such a B*^tch to fix when you get a leak

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Postby Brent4336 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:19 pm

One pump for sure as long as you have had no design failures since launching the bularoo. Seems to be holding up well so far.

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Postby lazy11 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:20 pm

Its single inflation point for me! No question. I have a 06 9M War and 07 13M Bul, set up time on the Bul kicks ass. I know that this winter in the snow will be much less hassle. Thanks Best.

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Postby wouterb » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:35 pm

I really don't see the 'can't-do-without' advantage of EZ/one/singlepoint etc.
Its just 3-4 min less pumping. that's all

on the other hand:
- it add weight;
- doesn't make the kite simpler nor cheaper
- No control over different pressure requirements in seperate struts/LE
- maintenance and trouble shooting way easier.

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