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

Postby Jelle_vw » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:44 pm

Thnx for the tip. I struggled for half an hour and got 1 tube back. 2 to go :x

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

Postby Jelle_vw » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:34 am

Finally got it back as it should be.
The washing liquid (soap) did the trick.
Still I don't understand how they do it so easy in the video.

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

Postby windmaker » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:05 pm

A simple cheap way to fix a burst kite bladder without using expensive aftermarket materials.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obffnN0 ... e=youtu.be

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

Postby Pellesurf » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:17 pm

I was in a hurry and pulled too much in the leg of the wetsuit, a Ripcurl flashbomb 6/5/4.
Stupid and sad but just picking up needle, sewingthread and neoprene glue.
The endresult might not be very nice, but I think it works and will last for a while :)
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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby NorthernKitesAus » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:16 am

HI.
Anyone have good tips on how to sew triple-stitch in a circle? I need to resew a valve hole on my leading edge kite that I've converted from standard 9mm dump valve to Cabrinha AirLock valve.

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

Postby downunder » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:16 am

^
Hi, why would that be a problem? Never tried tho, but the guys in Airush Perth suggested that no sewing does the job.

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

Postby NorthernKitesAus » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 am

downunder wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:16 am
^
Hi, why would that be a problem? Never tried tho, but the guys in Airush Perth suggested that no sewing does the job.
Hi. Are you referring to my post above or the wetsuit?

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

Postby downunder » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:40 am

Hi mate,

post above, sorry.


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