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Slingshot one pump replacement valves?

Postby mark van haze » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:41 am

Ive 2 valves on my slingy that have a tear just at the bottom of the thin tube that comes out of the base of the valves. Now I want to replace them but no standard valves work so I need replacement valves from slingshot. However here no repair or sales shop has them (im in spain/europe). Can anybody point me to where I can get them?
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Postby panchito » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:54 am

Hi

If you are in Tarifa , have you been at Dock11 ? they do wonders....


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Postby mark van haze » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:53 am

yeah ive been there but they dont have these valves.
Anybody can help me? I mean this cant be the only solution - sned it in to slingshot and wait for weeks to get the kite back.
Where are the slingshot reps?

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Postby GraemeF » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:38 am

Hi, there is a product made by Airtime that will solve your problem.

Its called U stick, we're just ramping up for a product launch here in the U.K. there are a couple of U.K. dealers already selling them with a little stock.

Other than that, there is a U.S. operation that will probably mail them.

We've only just got going, if you have further probs and cant get them in Europe gimme a pm and I'll try and point you in the right direction.

When we finally get the system up and running, you can build pretty much any bladder for any known kite from a bladder system sold by length and matched to a size chart published by Airtime.

It would also be feasible to DIY convert some kites to one pump from the kits, delightfully simple and ingenious use of new bladder material and valve glues. The bladders are more resistant to puncture as well.

Like I said, when we finally have it ready for launch here we'll make a bit more noise about it.

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Postby D_Clark » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:25 am

Get the Airtime U stick repair kits and you'll be able to fix it very quickly. Its simple peel and stick replacement once you remove the old nipple.

I would get the repair style over the standard ones, they have a large ring around them so if you have to cut the old ones off they'll still make a seal.

Airtime didn't have all the newest stuff up on their website but its available.
http://www.airtimekite.com

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Postby gbgreen59 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:17 pm

I replaced a valve with the AirTime U stick. Worked great. I cut the valve out leaving a hole in the bladder. Then used some bladder material and TearAide to cover the hole completely. Then I stuck the new AirTime valve on. I have not flown the kite yet, but I blew it up and left if for about an hour. Preassure held.

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Postby kjorn » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:35 pm

Try your local fish shop (for aquarains) they use rubber hose all the time, connecting pumps and stuff.

If you strike licky, don't forget to tell us all :-) any cheap alternative would be a cool find.

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Postby PiaKite » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:08 pm

Not sure this will work for you, but it has worked for me with the same type of tear at the base of the valve.

Pull the strut bladder and use a liberal quantity of Aqua Seal to glue the torn parts back together. You'll need to let the Aqual Seal set for 9 hours before reinserting the baldder and pumping it up.

It's a crap shoot as to whether it will work, but doesn't cost much to try.

If you do get the Airtime stick on valves here's a tip for removing the old valve. Pull the bladder and dip the valve/bladder in some VERY hot water (NOT boiling) the old valve should peel off easily after soaking it in the hot water. Before sticking on the new valve, take a black permanent marker and mark the outline of the valve hole so you can better center the new stick on valve (it's pretty hard to see the hole when you have PU on top of PU).

I've fixed about 50 leaking/ripped valves so far and no leaks.

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Postby panchito » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:32 pm

Hi mark

I send you a pm. hope it helps you

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