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Postby jed » Sun Oct 13, 2002 6:47 pm

I came across an electric pump which works off your cars cigarette lighter for 30euro.

perfect for me, cos we all drive and park on the beach where we fly.

It has an atomatic cut off at a specific pressure that you can set yourself on a digital gauge.

It all sounds to good to be true...
has anyone tried anything like this before?????

jed

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Postby fokiten » Sun Oct 13, 2002 7:14 pm

works firiggen great,I still hand pump the struts, We have dessreted no supervisoion middle o no where do what you feel like site, so parking is a nonissue, watch out for voltage drop fires if you have to make a long cord or just get battery pack with inverter for kite side blow jobs & apree kite margaritas, this sport just keeps getting better!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby jed » Sun Oct 13, 2002 8:16 pm

fokiten,
as ever, you the man, thks 4 the belly laugh, unfortunately aint much call for marigitas in october when its 10 degrees outside before wind chill.

but i reckon i can make the 30 euro back in the first day renting the pump out at 50cents a kite.

jed

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Postby Royce » Sun Oct 13, 2002 11:06 pm

get a dive tank and an air adapter and watch out you don;t over inflate your kite. I fill + 15 or 20 kites.

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Postby andreadp » Mon Oct 14, 2002 12:38 am

i tried the CAMPING GAZ electric pump. but i used it only twice because it doesn't work very well, it is not so powerful.

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Postby murdoc » Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:31 am

@ these temperatures, nothing's better than a double action pump workout at the 16m fronttube.
this gets your body warm for da cold water :wink:
i used a battery pump for a while, but simplicity demandet to take the old muscle pump - no hassle with loading, wires and stuff - just pupmp it up and go :wink:

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Postby Guam Bomb » Mon Oct 14, 2002 6:22 am

Back here i use a dive tank as well with a hose adapter, works great!!!!DAVE

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Postby Dwight » Mon Oct 14, 2002 12:49 pm

http://www.angelfire.com/nc/capefearwin ... ing15.html

Just build this and you'll never complain again. This one finally wore out, so I built a new one using the newer style pump with fat center post. Once you build this pump, you'll be spoiled and never want to use a single pump again.

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Postby Mega-Air » Mon Oct 14, 2002 1:25 pm

Pumping up your kite is one of the perfect streching moves for your arms. Don't be lazy and use a regular double pump for your kite.

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Postby jever98 » Mon Oct 14, 2002 2:26 pm

I got a pump from a discount supermarket here in Germany - you can run it off the 12V car adapter and it has a rechargable battery. Great to fill the monster kites half way (my X2 20 for example). Works a charm and was only about 20 - 25 Euros.


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