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 Post subject: What is the of name clamp/tie that secures the tubing
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:49 am 
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What is the of name clamp/tie that secures the tubing that connects the hose coming of the leading edge to the hose that connects the struts.

Kind of like a self locking hose clamp - but for kites.

(kite in question - flexifoil atom -- but the same thing is used in all my other one pump kites)

It is hard to order it - when I am not exactly sure what is called - where do you guys get them from ??office world for example.

PS - I live in Australia


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 Post subject: Re: What is the of name clamp/tie that secures the tubing
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:51 am 
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sorry guys - figured it out

'cable tie'...

None the less - are there any particular types recommended?


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 Post subject: Re: What is the of name clamp/tie that secures the tubing
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:48 am 
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ZiP ties!
made of plastisized nylon!
hardware store ought to have a variety pack of several sizes


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 Post subject: Re: What is the of name clamp/tie that secures the tubing
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:12 am 
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Those straps were originally made for securing wires in bunches or long runs, hence the name "cable ties" and are usually found in the electrical section of a hardware store.

Also called "zap straps" and "zip ties" in North America. Try to get the black ones with UV protection for use on kites.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the of name clamp/tie that secures the tubing
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:12 am 
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They make some low profile ones if the raised part wears or rubs on the kite when it's folded or rolled up(if that's an issue):

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