No pomp No Kite…………….Here a good tips to fix your pomp …… bring a stopper ball with you!!!!
I was traveling in the Yucatan with some friend of mine when we arrive to a beautiful spot to kite. We was so happy……. wind was blowing 18 20 knots water as perfect flat and worm, I get my 9 mt get the pomp and NO WAY the pomp is not working!!!!!!
I start to looking around but no people, no kiters, no any other pomp no scuba tanks ……….I try to do not lose the calm and find a solution. We open the pomp looking for some thing weird, we try to tighten it as more we can and the pomp starts to generate some pressure!! We are able to inflate the struts but no the LE so at this point we figure out was the plastic little tube in the middle of the metal one. A fisher man is coming to us to see what is going on and I ask him is there is any way to find a scuba tanks around………but the answer doesn’t look any good, so at that point I so really close to give up, but I got an idea, the middle tube couldn’t generate pressure because was disconnected to the base …I will need something to put in the middle………….. what about a stopper ball between the tube and the base to avoid to lose pressure !?!?! Could work…..I think !!!!! and as soon I connect the pomp to the LE it start to get inflated !!!!!!! aaaaa we was so happy and in less than 5 min I was in the water enjoying a beautiful ride!!!!!!
Hope some one could find really helpful this little adventure I had with my pomp and guys never go for I kite trip with just one pomp…………….www.extremecontrol.net
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