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xxchris060
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how to repair my leading edge tear??

Postby xxchris060 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:00 pm

I have a tear in my leading edge about 2in long on my leading edge. It is clost to the center strut area. I did a tempary fix by putting sail tape on the inside and outside of the tear. it look fine and looks as if it should hold but i don't want to turn it into a bigger problem by leaving it. What should i do??

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Postby goulart » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:20 pm

Just stitch it with waxed sail thread.
Then get two ripstop patches and stich them in one go (each on each side) keeping the tear in the middle.
This should hold for the life of the kite...

Hv fun, and tell me how it works out. :bye:

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Postby PBKiteboarding » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:18 am

There is lots of pressure on those areas and bending... Le and struts... I'd get it sewn properly... if I were you...

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Re: how to repair my leading edge tear??

Postby Gigi;) » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:50 am

Hi,

maybe you'll find some help in here!

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xxchris060 wrote:I have a tear in my leading edge about 2in long on my leading edge. It is clost to the center strut area. I did a tempary fix by putting sail tape on the inside and outside of the tear. it look fine and looks as if it should hold but i don't want to turn it into a bigger problem by leaving it. What should i do??

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Postby sq225917 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:29 am

get it repaired by a pro, a 2 inch cut in the LE is just waiitng to tear all the way along.


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