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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby lieutenantglorp » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:01 pm

hein wrote:Check out my custom mini pump. 5 kites to 10 psi on 1 charge.
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Why is the pump body censored in the picture? Top secret?

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby hein » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:17 pm

proprietary for now.

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby spork » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:25 pm

hein wrote:proprietary for now.


Is the time it takes to pump a kite also proprietary?

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby hein » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:41 pm

The Hein mini is fairly slow and time of course depends on kite size. There is obviously no low pressure phase. Some of my kites have individual struts which require balanced high pressure (10-12 psi) which can't be achieved with a manual pump. I normally use a hand pump to do the LE. I mostly use the vehicle pump (2nd pic) which is higher volume. The little one goes along when we use the jetski to go kite.

The coolest part, IMO, is the wand with built in power button and gauge. It puts you right by the kite valve and lets you achieve a very exact pressure. -If you are into that kind of thing.

Contact NSI if you want to see these produced. Maybe we can do a group buy since the pumps are not readily available. They were configured & made to order and I designed and custom built all the additional components.

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby steveb » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:03 pm

The dewalt thing I'm using is a vacuum and a blower, you connect the hose on the leaf blower outlet and that's where the inflation comes from. Plenty of air and inflation to get the kite pumped. Typically I give the kite about 10 manual pumps to hit 8 psi. Super time saver for me as I typically have to inflate the wifes kite as well.

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby boschoss » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:38 pm

Here are some really good electric pumps: http://kiteboardingcloseouts.com/catego ... ategory=14

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:26 pm

Looks like the Bravo BST is not available anymore...

What are the alternatives now? Need a pump urgently!

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby lieutenantglorp » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:26 pm

Toby wrote:Looks like the Bravo BST is not available anymore...

What are the alternatives now? Need a pump urgently!


New improved model.

Google search for 'Bravo BTP kite pump' and find several dealers.

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby Toby » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:56 pm

you saved my life ;-)

thanks for that!

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Re: Electric kite pump

Postby Toby » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:24 am

but it runs on a car battery only...no newer model with a battery included?


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