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 Post subject: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:57 pm 
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So I've just spent another 2 hours repairing valves on an orange repair done 5 months ago and on a 15 that gets very little usage.....and I'm a bit pissed.

The issue is delimamination of the factory produced PVC valve to adhesive octagon NOT the user applied peel and stick to orange bladder connection.
So beware.....I've now replaced 5 of these with same issue and wonder how such a fundamental production flaw can exist.
We pay a pretty penny for this system and to have a failure that is impossible to pin on user error is unacceptable.

Perhaps this was a bad batch? Anyone else experiencing similar issues?

Further reason for concern is that airtime seems to be monopolizing the repair market and there may be no alternatives to the system soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:02 am 
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What the f... is "Airtime valves" ???

Remember, this is an international forum reaching fully worldwide, so many have no idea what specialized local things/names is ?

"Airtime" is what ? At least not a brand I've heard of...

Kindly, Peter Frank


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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:11 am 
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Wow Pete,

I kinda thought you were omnipotent with all subjects kite!

Airtime bladder repair,

http://www.airtimekite.com/

Their kinda a monopoly in the bladder/valve replacement biz.

Adds are everywhere.

I agree, if their stuff comes delamed. Pretty much outrageous.


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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:37 am 
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Starsky wrote:
Wow Pete,

I kinda thought you were omnipotent with all subjects kite!

Airtime bladder repair,

http://www.airtimekite.com/

Their kinda a monopoly in the bladder/valve replacement biz.

Adds are everywhere.

I agree, if their stuff comes delamed. Pretty much outrageous.



Nope - if commercial there are many subjects I am not aware of :o

Hmm - everywhere ?
Not around here...

But maybe in other countries then ?

I have still never ever heard about it - so you say they are simply a repair company ?

We have excellent repair "guys and shops" here in Denmark, and not using internet sales that much - so maybe thats why we dont know "Airtime" whatsoever... :wink:

:naughty: Pete


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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:26 am 
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www.fixmykite.com is the alternative to the Airtime bladder and nipple monopoly.
Their bladders and nipples are cheaper and better.


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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:47 am 
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Peter, airtime is pretty much known on this forum for a longer time now.
They also supported the site a while ago...
remember, you were off the forum for a while...it was pretty much the same time!
Don't miss anything again ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:23 am 
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HELLO! (Gear breaks:) I wouldn't say it's outrageous. I have never used that word for anything.
What conditions do you store the kite in?
Cab kites seem to have a system that is pretty maintenance free.
I replace valves. The glue just wears out sometimes. I pump and fly my kites hard.
Sounds like you are an expert now, so no worries....
Did you miss a day on your 15?! whaaaaaaaaaaa
Don't be a pussy


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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:31 am 
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Hey Drama Queen.
So sorry you are not having much luck with the last five valves you tried.
Im sure there is more their that meets the eye, (HEAT!!!,,DIRT!!!,,CREASES!!!,,DEBRI!!!!BAD LUCK!!!,), Who Knows? I bet if you contact Air Time they would be happy to assist you with your issues related to you valves.
Calling a business out like this on line, without contacting them first for some additional help is a bit like me call you a little bitch. Its very offensive and not very useful, beside pissing people off.
I have had trouble free repair from Air Time for six years now and I highly recommend them for a quick professional and seamless quality repair.
I am not affiliate with Air Time but I have experienced their Outrageous Dependabiliy.
Jeff Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Oldnbroken wrote:
www.fixmykite.com is the alternative to the Airtime bladder and nipple monopoly.Their bladders and nipples are cheaper and better.

I too am looking into starting my own nipple monopoly....
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 Post subject: Re: Airtime valves delaminating ...... outrageous!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:13 pm 
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Thank you, that just made my day a little better.


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