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Vegas 08' strut tips really small.....

Postby spleeft » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:36 pm

I just got back from a Wave riding trip in PR and my Vegas 08' 9m kicked ass!!
Has anyone noticed how small the struts tips are? There's no vecro holding the bladders in either. I cant even fit my fingers in there! Has anyone tried,(had), to repair or change a bladder yet? I realize this design makes for better performance but I'm wondering if it could be an issue.

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Re: Vegas 08' strut tips really small.....

Postby Foxi » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:53 pm

you load/unload them from the valve side through a big zipper supported by a velcro for load distribution ..

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Re: Vegas 08' strut tips really small.....

Postby spleeft » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:05 pm

how do you tie a line to the other(small) end of the bladders then?

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Re: Vegas 08' strut tips really small.....

Postby Foxi » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:31 am

spleeft wrote:how do you tie a line to the other(small) end of the bladders then?


didn´t you get the manual ? see below, page 12 !

http://www.northkites.com/public/content/e140/e3501/e4655/e4657/Vegas08_manual_web_ENG_ger.pdf

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Re: Vegas 08' strut tips really small.....

Postby chrisj » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:16 pm

Replaced one strut bladder on my 10m. It was really hard to get the folded over fabric and bladder end out of the tip to tie the line round and then even harder to get it back in - like you say it's too small for fingers. To extract and reinstall I ended up pushing the blunt end of a pencil down the tip and just moving the fabric little by little - took quite a long time to get it back in...

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Re: Vegas 08' strut tips really small.....

Postby spleeft » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:16 pm

Yes , thats what i thought, Is there any velcro on the struts or leading edge?


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