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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:38 pm 
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No. Backwards.

early Rebel
-works with any pump
-works with new North pump WITH adapter

later Rebel and all other 2014 North kites
-works with any pump
-works with new North pump WITHOUT adapter

And as to changing the hoses instead of the valves... we don't design the hoses/pumps. We just buy them from a source, as I believe everyone in the industry does. I would also assume they bought 4-5 figures of pumps while only 2-3 figures of Rebels were produced with the early valve, and tweaking the design of the valve apparently wasn't overly difficult. Plus, as other people start using this source for pumps (they are really really good pumps) we would need to change the design to make them more widely compatible anyway.

And actually, I think Cabrinha is using the same source for their pumps. I've been told that the 2014 North and Cabrinha pumps are identical except for the logo and the price. The Cabrinha logo must be really expensive to print.

-Dan


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Dan-at-North wrote:
No. Backwards.

early Rebel
-works with any pump
-works with new North pump WITH adapter

later Rebel and all other 2014 North kites
-works with any pump
-works with new North pump WITHOUT adapter



lol - yes, thats what I wanted to write...

I got a 2014 Cabrinha pump here... the tip is longer than the North... it is the same size as my old Best pump and new North pump WITH the adapter...
... so I wont need an adapter to use it (or any other pump) on my Rebels...


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:34 am 
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heinzbush wrote:
Dan-at-North wrote:
No. Backwards.

early Rebel
-works with any pump
-works with new North pump WITH adapter

later Rebel and all other 2014 North kites
-works with any pump
-works with new North pump WITHOUT adapter



lol - yes, thats what I wanted to write...

I got a 2014 Cabrinha pump here... the tip is longer than the North... it is the same size as my old Best pump and new North pump WITH the adapter...
... so I wont need an adapter to use it (or any other pump) on my Rebels...



Thank you Dan, great response and explanation. I sold my old pumps with previous kites and I received new North pumps and this was the issue that you just confirmed. Also thank you for your PM and I will follow up with details as I'll need the adapters.

Very professional follow up.


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:30 am 
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Thanx to Dan.
Sorry about the hissy fit

All good now..
Can't wait for kite, should get it this week.

Thanx
Aloha


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:31 am 
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It s like a good gilrffriend as long as she blows and theres no leeeeeek! :kiss:


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:43 am 
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FabsPH wrote:
Thanx to Dan.
Sorry about the hissy fit

All good now..
Can't wait for kite, should get it this week.

Thanx
Aloha




But the hissy fit centered in the design office was classic!! Laughed my head off!


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:51 am 
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Westozzy wrote:
FabsPH wrote:
Thanx to Dan.
Sorry about the hissy fit

All good now..
Can't wait for kite, should get it this week.

Thanx
Aloha




But the hissy fit centered in the design office was classic!! Laughed my head off!


good to make you laugh.. :thumb: . still think, that a new little pump attachment is needed if they could have used the other end of hose to do same..., is a bit , well.. North :-). just saying...


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:37 am 
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FabsPH wrote:
Thanx to Dan.
Sorry about the hissy fit

All good now..
Can't wait for kite, should get it this week.

Thanx
Aloha


lol :thumb: I predict more hissyfits...I have seen the forecast...


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:27 am 
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Got my 10m Dice
No hissy fit ... :-) Pumped it up with my trusty old pump and worked fine.
But, kite did NOT come with pump or little thingy adapter.WHY?
Just a FYI

, now just wind is needed. Where is it? damn, got waves galore and no wind. Faaaak


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 Post subject: Re: North kite 2014 inflation valve
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:00 am 
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Well did you buy a pump with your kite?

I did.

Although I don't know why because I have a dozen of them now all sitting there. I have enough pumps to last me the next twenty years. Figured I might as well get a matching pump for 35 bucks. Ha ha

That's why they don't come with pumps. Most of us have enough now!!!

Optional, makes sense.


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