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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby Toby » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:59 pm

I rather use my energy for my tricks rather than pumping my kite...

Yes, the Coleman is great! Cheap, and does most of the job..and is pretty light!

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby Rando1994 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:48 am

Going on my fourth year with my scoprega bst. I like to get on the water quickly. I run the lines while the pump is working. I am always launching before the hand pump crowd.

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby darippah » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:08 am

I bought 3 Coleman rechargeable mattress pumps used on Amazon for$ 13 shipped each... still on my first, I charge it after 3 pumps of 17m kite ( never died but why risk it), and used it for about 25 sessions so far... obviously needs to be topped off by hand pump but a no brainer investment and weighs not much...

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby Caesar » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:09 am

Hi,

My Bravo BST kite pump is 5 years old, I needed to replace the battery once 2 years ago and I'm very happy with that.
Last year I bought a new Bravo BST kite pump (in case this one breaks down and I do not want to pump up a kite with a hand pump ever again). That pump was never used and is still in it's package since the 5 year old pump runs like on it's first day. The pump pumps about 300 kites p.a.

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby Westozzy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:37 am

When using say a light Coleman how do you physically keep the kite from blowing down the beach when its pumping? I can see the bravo would hold it down due to its weight. But what about the cheap light options?

And yeh I can see the perspective of just using a hand pump I always have. But if I was living in a light wind area (which I don't) I reckon you could get jack of pumping up 17m kites all the time!

But yeh the question has to be asked is this really an essential piece of equipment?

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby ronnie » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:11 am

Unfortunately the standard manual pump is not ergonomic.

If you have lower back problems, its the upstroke that is the one that causes the problems.

A frame that raises the pump to a height where you can just use your arms helps, as would a pump where you could switch it from double action to only pumping on the down stroke after you had got the kite filled with low pressure air. It helps also to make the frame so the top of the pump tilts away from you and the part you stand on is as thin as possible.

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:18 pm

Westozzy wrote:When using say a light Coleman how do you physically keep the kite from blowing down the beach when its pumping? I can see the bravo would hold it down due to its weight. But what about the cheap light options?


by hand?

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby Westozzy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:25 pm

Well then I'd rather use a normal pump then. What I see is time saving in the electronic pump if that's not an option with the cheap versions then I don't see the point standing there pumping it up with a Coleman?

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby darippah » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:38 pm

Westozzy wrote:Well then I'd rather use a normal pump then. What I see is time saving in the electronic pump if that's not an option with the cheap versions then I don't see the point standing there pumping it up with a Coleman?

I put lots of sand on the downwind wingtip , since that's how I launch.. and the kite stays put

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Re: Will this work as a kitepump?

Postby Westozzy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:56 am

Even in real high winds? Mm so it pumps into position for launching. There's a thought. But still the fact that you have to then attach a hand pump for the final pressure kind of defeats the purpose. Like the look of a pump that pumps to desired pressure and ya done!


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