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 Post subject: Bought an Ex demo kite - has some damage - advice?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:53 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I bought an ex demo kite from a kite shop, just got it out the bag to make sure it holds air + inspect etc.

Unfortunately I've discovered it's damaged in the middle (pic below). It looks like the kite hit the deck, and the canopy has rubbed against the seam stitching and caused a couple of pin holes + the small tear and scuff / slashes below that (that are almost through the canopy).

Pic below - click for high res.

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If I end up fixing this what's the best option?

Thanks in advance :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bought an Ex demo kite - has some damage - advice?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:57 pm 
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Put some sticky back sail tape on it and ride.

Its an ex demo kite. You shouldn't expect it to be perfect. Those marks are minor and you will put more on the kite in time.


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 Post subject: Re: Bought an Ex demo kite - has some damage - advice?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:42 pm 
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Yeah those marks are nothing to worry about. Do put some tape on, but they are minor.

In general demo kites will be treated like a retarded step cousin.


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 Post subject: Re: Bought an Ex demo kite - has some damage - advice?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:27 am 
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Thanks guys - this stuff http://drtuba.eu/all-kite-products/repa ... epair-tape ?

Any brand prefered?


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 Post subject: Re: Bought an Ex demo kite - has some damage - advice?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:49 am 
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CoastRider wrote:
Thanks guys - this stuff http://drtuba.eu/all-kite-products/repa ... epair-tape ?

Any brand prefered?


Regular sail tape at West marine would be fine. Last roll I bought was Bainbridge. Something to keep in your kite-fixing kit.


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 Post subject: Re: Bought an Ex demo kite - has some damage - advice?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:41 am 
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This has to be a joke right ?


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 Post subject: Re: Bought an Ex demo kite - has some damage - advice?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:50 am 
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William Munney wrote:
Regular sail tape at West marine would be fine. Last roll I bought was Bainbridge. Something to keep in your kite-fixing kit.


Thanks, will grab some.

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This has to be a joke right ?




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 Post subject: Re: Bought an Ex demo kite - has some damage - advice?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:14 pm 
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I've never bought a kite new or used that didn't come with pin-hole patches. Ask a friend for some and just stick them on both sides to cover the holes.


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