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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:06 pm 
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dave12341234 wrote:
Tuff bladders from oceanextremesports.com work great. There a complete different material than what airtime uses.


Very cool to hear of a new product. How does the weight compare between tuff bladders and your standard airtime bladder? (not the orange, I know those are lighter but seem to have some other issues).

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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:35 am 
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StickIT! Bladders from Dr.Tuba are working really good!


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:45 pm 
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Is it possible that the orange bladders are made of plastic rather than vinyl? ... like those giant orange garbage bags used for yard cleanup? Might explain why you can't glue anything to them... just curious.
I'm being serious ... NOT... but could they be?


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:58 pm 
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I have had the same problems with the orange bladders: pinhole leaks anywhere the oversized bladder is folded and I have had two valves come apart. I won't be buying any more of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:24 pm 
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same problem here.

you really need to feed the bladder through the zipper or it damages quite easily.

the transparent sekisui stickers i used to get with my kites will stick on the orange bladder.

i wonder why the orange bladders are so oversized.
i ordered a bladder for my 9 but the middle is as thick as a wipika classic 18m!


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:36 pm 
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posty wrote:
same problem here.

you really need to feed the bladder through the zipper or it damages quite easily.

the transparent sekisui stickers i used to get with my kites will stick on the orange bladder.

i wonder why the orange bladders are so oversized.
i ordered a bladder for my 9 but the middle is as thick as a wipika classic 18m!


That is so they will fit a wider range of leading edges (as long as the LE is smaller than the bladder they will work). I used one on a 16 meter and I guess I did not get the inflate valve in the correct spot. When I started to get the LE tight with air it would pull the valve into the LE inside. I am not certain if it was the bladder being to large or the valve in the wrong spot; however, I folded some of the bladder and taped it down and that solved the problem.

Bladder has worked well for me and no problems with the stick on valves.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:14 pm 
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i understand they are one size fits all but they are a bit too oversized imo.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:56 pm 
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I'm guessing these orange bladders are dead in the water, no?
I have not heard of a single major kite company using them or seen them in kite shops. In fact, the only place I hear about them is here. Sounds like the benefits they promised, don't outweigh the durability of our old stretchy bladders.
I kind of hoped this wouldn't be the case, but I think it's time for Orange, rev 2.

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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:11 am 
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CaptainArgh wrote:
I'm guessing these orange bladders are dead in the water, no?
I have not heard of a single major kite company using them or seen them in kite shops. In fact, the only place I hear about them is here. Sounds like the benefits they promised, don't outweigh the durability of our old stretchy bladders.
I kind of hoped this wouldn't be the case, but I think it's time for Orange, rev 2.

Next!


I agree they are terrible. I doubt anyone has been compensated for the extra expense and trouble caused by this bright idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Bladders
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:40 am 
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Agreed with all the above. I stopped importing Orange Bladders from airtime because of too many problems with no advantages. I highly recommend to stay away from that product.


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