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What is your favorite way to pump up the kite?

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What is your favorite way to pump up the kite?

1 regular sized kite pump. Good warm up and exercises the back muscle which is your strongest muscle. Either I haven't tried the wmfg or I tried it and found out it only works your arms, not your back. I might also be short.
11
50%
2 wmfg or other tall pump. I have seen the light wmfg tall pump is the best. I might also be very tall. Or maybe I have back problems. I preach the religion of wmfg to everyone I see
9
41%
3 electric pump. I like gadgets. I still have to pump to finish it off so I'm not saving any time but the sound of that electric motor gives me a tingle. I might also have a waterproof android watch.
2
9%
 
Total votes: 22

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What is your favorite way to pump up the kite?

Postby edt » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:28 pm

I like the regular pump. What about you?

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Re: What is your favorite way to pump up the kite?

Postby JakeFarley » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:41 pm

For number 3 you are saving time with a big kite. Years ago I had a 21.5m Cabrinha Blacktip with a leading edge about a foot in diameter. It saved time and energy pumping that beast up. Now I use an electric pump for my 16m xbow and to preinflate my 21m FS. Besides I'm getting old and I need all my energy for riding... :D

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Re: What is your favorite way to pump up the kite?

Postby Faxie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:04 pm

What about WMFG style short pump?

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Re: What is your favorite way to pump up the kite?

Postby edt » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:28 pm

Faxie wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:04 pm
What about WMFG style short pump?
Those are sweet! I think they are regular pumps though if you want to answer poll

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Re: What is your favorite way to pump up the kite?

Postby grigorib » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:47 pm

I think I called out WMFG previously on proprietary hose and proprietary nozzles. Life's too short for proprietary solutions and greed is not an excuse for that. They're not the best and I'd encourage everyone to not buy one. I use Singshot tall pump though.

Overall I don't enjoy inflating the kites but I can say that I saw more than enough pictures of girls smiling wide, butt an boobs sticking out, while obviously enjoying pumping the kite. We all need to learn their attitude and focus less on technicalities.

I couldn't change my attitude but fortunately foiling moved me to ride smaller sizes and pumping a 5m-7m-9m wings is not that bad of a deal with any pump.



On a serious note - Happy Halloween everyone!


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