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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby MACTNKA » Thu May 21, 2015 3:16 pm

By safety I meant line strength. I've seen lines breaking and if it's in the middle of a jump(murphy's law), it ain't pretty! Never comented on the safety. I think 4 line safety is generally less secure than 5 lines. Breaking lines though, are pretty much unconceivable at 800 kg maximum load of the new core lines.

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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby NHKitesurfer » Thu May 21, 2015 4:13 pm

I don't think I'd be a big fan of the zero stretch lines on the $699 bar. Our lines stretch and give a bit when we jump or when there are gusts and the lines help absorb some of the energy.

And it does not matter how strong the lines are if something goes wrong like it did yesterday when I tried a Core 10m for the first time. I was riding along roughly 15 meters from shore when I hear a loud pop! The kite fell from the sky and fluttered out of control as it bounced up and down on the sand on it's two steering lines. The center lines were no where to be seen.

I did not know what happened but knew something snapped or broke. When we got the kite under control and diagnosed the problem it turned out to be a knot in the center line safety just below the bar (the white plastic piece just above the metal ring your leash attaches to) - the knot let go and when it does, the center lines pass through the bar and are now only connected to the kite bridles, nothing else.

Quite the scare!! I was amazed at how one simple knot could prove to be so important. But I guess all bars have a single point of failure too.

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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby Dimitri M » Thu May 21, 2015 5:23 pm

We use the same pump for our Inflatable SUP boards.
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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby romkite » Thu May 21, 2015 5:28 pm

Dimitri M wrote:We use the same pump for our Inflatable SUP boards.
Is there a reason why you're not using it for kites ?

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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby Do-it » Thu May 21, 2015 5:40 pm

Dimitri M wrote:We use the same pump for our Inflatable SUP boards.

How much do you charge for them?

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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby Dimitri M » Thu May 21, 2015 5:40 pm

Is there a reason why you're not using it for kites ?
That is a good question Mr. romkite.
There is few things to consider.

1) These pumps are more expensive then the normal pumps that most of the kite companies use. So this will increase the price of a kite. And most kiters are looking to save money.

2) These pumps are new in the market so I need more time to test them and see how long they will last. So far so good when using them with our SUP inflate boards.

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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby ronnie » Thu May 21, 2015 6:46 pm

sarc wrote:HA! Forgot to add a tilt adjustment to the base so you can angle it a bit forward for more comfortable posture.
Good point. :thumb:

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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released that Dmitri already sells

Postby randycasburn » Thu May 21, 2015 7:29 pm

Just sayin' (Subject Change) - Core blew it with this marketing nonsense. I'm not believing a word they say about anything. I'll be relying on an unbiased human to tell me the low down. If I wanted this pump I would buy from Dmitri.

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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby SupaEZ » Thu May 21, 2015 9:09 pm

Just sayin...go ahead...try it....."scroll and pump" a virtual 4 sqm kite to 8 PSI while at the computer

http://pump.corekites.com/us/

It will (almost :wink: ) make you feel like you are going out for a high wind session

Looks like it's going to be a fast pump

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Re: New Core Pump 2.0 released

Postby SupaEZ » Thu May 21, 2015 10:19 pm

Sorry D. not the same pump....better luck next time :D

Diameter of cylinder is quite larger

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