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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby CaptainArgh » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:06 pm

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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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby papakiter » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:35 am

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StickIT! Bladders from Dr.Tuba are working really good!

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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby frankm1960 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:45 pm

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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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby johnmelton » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:58 pm

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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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby posty » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:24 pm

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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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby Clew In » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:36 pm

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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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby posty » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:14 pm

i understand they are one size fits all but they are a bit too oversized imo.

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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby CaptainArgh » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:56 pm

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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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby William Munney » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:11 am

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.

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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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Re: Orange Bladders

Postby windmaker » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:40 am

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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