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 Post subject: Reverse Single-action Kite Pump
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:23 am 
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Quite a few brands are now offering their version of the new pumps with a switch for single-action pumping but,AFAIK, they all pump on the way down. Great for the Clydesdales but not so good for me. I'm a featherweight. I fly small kites with small diameter leading edges and, I like to pump them hard. I generate plenty of power on the upstroke but lack enough weight on the downstroke.
Is it possible to modify these pumps to pump only on the upstroke?


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 Post subject: Re: Reverse Single-action Kite Pump
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:09 am 
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Easy to do... unscrew pump top and pull off one of the little circular rubber “flaps”. You will figure out which one to take off, by trying the pump.


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 Post subject: Re: Reverse Single-action Kite Pump
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:53 pm 
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Why would you want to do that -if its a new pump it will pump on the downstroke with real ease - an old is best cleaned with W40 and then oiled not greesed and its real easy to use. You get alot more power in the downstroke and plus its better for you back because you use your weight and not you strength. I can pump up my kites to 10 psi (which is very hard) with one hand using just the downstock -- with an old pump....


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