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limelicious
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F-one 9 - 12m . Inflate valve ball lost.

Postby limelicious » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:02 am

My F-one 9 - 12m Inflate valve ball that prevents air from rushing out after pumping and before plugging it got lost. And it isn't in the bladder.

I can still ride my kite, but have to be very quick about closing the valve since the ball is missing.

Where can I get a replacement, and how do I replace it?

Thanks!

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Re: F-one 9 - 12m . Inflate valve ball lost.

Postby or6 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:59 am

http://www.u-stick.eu/adhesive-kite-valves.html

Used their valves before, they work well.

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Re: F-one 9 - 12m . Inflate valve ball lost.

Postby Lokihel » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:53 am

That you for solving the mystery of the little white ball found in the wingtip of the bladder of an old F-One kite I was fixing :lol: :lol: :lol:


Up to now I had no idea why or how that white plastic ball got there.

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Re: F-one 9 - 12m . Inflate valve ball lost.

Postby Matteo V » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:41 pm

limelicious wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:02 am
And it (the ball) isn't in the bladder.


Only way out for the ball is the deflate valve. And that is pretty rare to come out that way. I have never had a ball come out the inflate valve, only go in.

That said, I usually just chuck the ball once it gets blown inside the bladder. Add 1 extra pump when you pump it up, and you can usually get the stopper plug sealed before more than 1 pump leaks out.


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