Ditto.jedi1 wrote:You just don't need this stopper ball. Just stick the pump out, put your finger on the valve and close it fast. Nothing to worry about, really.
As for the price, seems a good deal, enjoy your new kite
Agreed! Do you find much less resistance when you get closer to 'full' too?dyyylan wrote:I'm surprised those valves even still exist. After using the liquid force one it's hard to go back to those tiny valves that take forever to pump up. Even the cabrinhas I just got feel like they take forever and those still have a larger valve than the naish/slingshot nipple
Agreed, my cabrinhas are 4 years newer than yours and the same problem still exists. It's a pain to have to take the attachment off and screw it on, then reattach the hose to the valve. I don't think it's really any faster or better than the "standard" inflation valve with a stopper ball anyway :/ But that's Cabrinha for you, innovating where innovation is not neededPietro_2003 wrote:Seeming this question of stopper valve has come up I thought I jump in about the Cabrihna Switchblade valve of 2008. This is relevant to me as I just bought an 8m second hand.
What was the thinking there? This is where there is an extra attachment that is screwed onto the air valve with a bayonet fitting for the pump end. What a hassle, it gets stuck and is fiddly to get off when detaching the pump as it acts almost like a locking nut. Should this stay on while kiting or is it only there for the pumping process? Over engineering in my opinion.