tmcfarla wrote:I have a few small (1-2 inch) rips in my leading edge. Professional repair would involve shipping the kite, which I'd like to avoid, and would probably be pretty costly so I would like to do it myself.
Should I go with kitefix (a combination of glue and cloth) or kiteaid (iron on patches)? Both companies say they work for leading edge repairs, both are about the same price. Kiteaid looks a lot easier, but I haven't found any reviews of it.
Alternatively I could hand-sew the rips, but I really don't think I could open the leading edge main seam because I don't have access to a sewing machine to close it back up. Any advice on hand sewing LE rips? What kind of stich works best? The rips are small enough that I don't think sewing by hand would take too long, but I don't know how well it works and what kind of stich to use.
Thanks for any input.
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