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 Post subject: broken foil
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:17 pm 
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hi all
4 months ago i crashed my kite into a barbed wire fence+ a thorn tree and now it wont inflate properly.

it is a 3m no name brand. only the middle of the kite inflates and the rest flaps down.

my foil has not been doing this for a long time. there are tiny 1x1mm holes but thats all i pached those but this still happens.

(Any Suggestions?)


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 Post subject: Re: broken foil
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:46 pm 
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Get a new name brand one for like 150 and enjoy kiting


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 Post subject: Re: broken foil
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:47 pm 
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My guess is that there are some holes you missed and she's still bleeding air. Or maybe there is some internal damage like torn ribs/crossvents that you haven't noticed yet.

Even with small holes most foils will stil at least try to fly and inflate fully. Does the kite have dirt outs and if so are they closed? It could be as simple as that.

I dunno if that helps. :D


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 Post subject: Re: broken foil
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:13 pm 
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+1 on what HWK says,
"Even with small holes most foils will still at least try to fly and inflate fully. Does the kite have dirt outs and if so are they closed? It could be as simple as that." It could be that cross venting inside the kite is off as well.....as in Cell walls have too much air flow. Doubtful but possible.

Did you check your bridle lines as well?, if one two are even stretched a bit you can have out of balance in the equalization on the "intradose" (inside skin of kite) and therefore it doesn't fly well.

If there is a rib, cell wall, or such broken, inside the kite you can check, as the fabric inside the kite is going to have really clean sewn seems unless the kite fabric has been damaged. Then youll see slightly fuzzed out on the edge of the fabric.
I agree that if it is a no name kite, try getting a new one, for likely to be $150-200. It might be $35-80 to have the kite fixed depending on the issue.

Try these guys.....

http://fixmykite.com/


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 Post subject: Re: broken foil
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:52 pm 
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is there supp to be large holes in the trailing edge or only small holes in the middle inside the kite


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