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Postby bobob » Wed Aug 20, 2003 9:00 am

Yeah, I reckon a repair is possible too. Just broke my X2 leading edge completely in half, right in the middle between the valves. Cygnus Sails in the UK repaired it and it looks like new - absolutely amazing, I thought it was a gonna.

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Postby mantismaster » Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:40 am

Just wanted to let everybody know that Slingshot came through for me!!! Replaced my kite and backed their warranty.They even upgraded me to an 03 kite for a very small fee. Thanks Again!!

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Postby Velocity Boy » Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:34 am

WOW!

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Postby sq225917 » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:48 pm

he-heh. no surprise there then.

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Postby skipfrommichigan » Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:42 am

I crashed a kite hard on a big wave day and watch the same type of rip happen on my kite. I called Northwave sails and they did a great repair job.

The area between the strut and main kite body is designed to break apart before the enitre panel is compromised. If you look at the new kites - you can see the reinforcement near the leading edge and strut.

I am glad Slingshot came through for you.

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Postby anthonyd » Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:28 am

Can I also add something:

If you do dump it in the surf zone, when you do get to the kite release as many fo the valves you can. The quicker the kite becomes just a big piece of cloth the better it's chances of survival in the surf are.

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Postby KiteGlider » Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:00 am

Great news , SSFuel is an excellent kite.
Got to ride a SSFuel19, really liked it.

Anthonyd, thanks for the tip, should help if the inside is really knarly and the not enough wind to relaunch.

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Postby sq225917 » Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:04 am

yeh slingshot have been building them like that for years now.


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