Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

drying out your kite

forum for kitesurfers


Metaphor_
Medium Poster
Posts: 72
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:56 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

drying out your kite

Postby Metaphor_ » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:08 am

Hi guys,

How do you dry your kite? Do you leave it out on the shore in the sun until it dries? What do you do when it's raining?

iblocalsurfer
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 762
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 5:34 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: Imperial Beach
Favorite Beaches: For kiting: Imperial Beach, Raul's, San Quintin, Strand, Pico
For Surfing: Imperial Beach, Baja Norte
Style: surf
Gear: Blade, North, BWS
Firewire
Location: Imperial Beach, CA

Re: drying out your kite

Postby iblocalsurfer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:15 am

Hang it over a close line with the kite partially inflated. :D

User avatar
edt
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3977
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:27 am
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: ford lake Michigan
Style: unhooked and hooked boots only
Gear: slingshot, north, liquid force, cmb, pansh
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: drying out your kite

Postby edt » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:18 am

put it in the apartment somewhere deflated, flip it over after a few hours.

Westozzy
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2918
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Kiting since: 12
Local Beach: Mandurah
Style: Freeride, wave
Gear: Rebel, Vegas 2012
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: drying out your kite

Postby Westozzy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:41 am

UV and the trailing edge flapping in the wind in the biggest killer of kites. Dry at home in the shade.

User avatar
darippah
Frequent Poster
Posts: 460
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:07 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Nj
Style: Freestyle, Strapless waves
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: drying out your kite

Postby darippah » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:11 am

I've been lucky enough to have a huge garage to leave kite fully inflated (17m!)... that is ending soon though, and not an option to bring kite into house since for me wet = sandy .

I'm thinking i'll just drop the kite in the salt water before packing up to make sure its minimum amount of freshwater on the kite...

toyletbowl
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2681
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Olbrich, Governor Nelson, Tenney, Burrows and McDaniels.
Favorite Beaches: Olbrich on SW and McDaniels on a SSW.
Sheboygan when it blows hard on a NE.
Style: Waves, Twin tip and Foilboards.
Gear: Whatever is available.
Brand Affiliation: Cabrinha, Slingshot, Blade, Axis, NP Surf, Liquid Force, Ozone, Mystic. www.kiteridersllc.com
Location: Madison, Wi. USA.
Contact:

Re: drying out your kite

Postby toyletbowl » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:03 am

I dry my kites after every session and on busy days when my demos or training kites are getting used, it can take a while, but it's well worth the effort. Dry the kites or they will stain the canopy. One area that is hard to dry if the kite is still inflated is where the LE meets the canopy. It's hard to get fresh air in there, so have the kite fully deflated, but open up the LE area from the Canopy and it will dry quickly.

Don't dry on grass if it's sunny or every time you turn it over, the underside will be wet from dew.

Hope this helps,

Bob
www.kiteridersllc.com

plummet
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4497
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Kiting since: 33
Local Beach: God created the naki so the hardcore people would have a place to live.
Favorite Beaches: Shhhhhhhhhhhhh...........
Style: Always searching for flow!
Gear: If you take 3.1415 from opinion. You get onion!
Brand Affiliation: What do yo call an Alligator in a vest? ............... An Investigator.

Re: drying out your kite

Postby plummet » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:16 am

If its not raining why is your kite wet? Fly it till its dry.

In the rain. Im another man with a big garage. I pump it up and leave it overnight. dry kite in the morning.

toyletbowl
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2681
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: Olbrich, Governor Nelson, Tenney, Burrows and McDaniels.
Favorite Beaches: Olbrich on SW and McDaniels on a SSW.
Sheboygan when it blows hard on a NE.
Style: Waves, Twin tip and Foilboards.
Gear: Whatever is available.
Brand Affiliation: Cabrinha, Slingshot, Blade, Axis, NP Surf, Liquid Force, Ozone, Mystic. www.kiteridersllc.com
Location: Madison, Wi. USA.
Contact:

Re: drying out your kite

Postby toyletbowl » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:56 am

Many riders worldwide have to land kites in the water solo, hence a wet kite.

Or we ride hard and crash a lot.

Bob
www.kiteridersllc.com

Westozzy
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2918
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Kiting since: 12
Local Beach: Mandurah
Style: Freeride, wave
Gear: Rebel, Vegas 2012
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: drying out your kite

Postby Westozzy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:19 am

plummet wrote:If its not raining why is your kite wet? Fly it till its dry.

In the rain. Im another man with a big garage. I pump it up and leave it overnight. dry kite in the morning.


Yep I havent got a huge garage but big enough with lines suspended from the roof. Attach pigtails to keep of ground and next morning all good. Fresh or salt water I hate having wet kites sitting in bags, colours run, leave them long enough and its mould city. Dry them.

User avatar
Kamikuza
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4646
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:49 am
Local Beach: Sabae Beach
Favorite Beaches: Ol' Stinky
Gear: This, that, the other

Re: drying out your kite

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:42 am

Rope strung between the balcony and the carport, with my home-made Kitangas.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], iriejohn, jarturo, rmaxwell and 28 guests