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Re: Can the heat inside a Cargo Box damage the kite/board?

Postby BWD » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Those bags only help for a short time, the heat soaks through the foam in an hour or so.
Eventually the air cools, but then the bag is still keeping the board warm. :roll:
Mainly good for keeping wax on and avoiding dings imo.

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Re: Can the heat inside a Cargo Box damage the kite/board?

Postby mnd12 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:15 pm

CaptainArgh wrote:
BWD wrote:there was a thread here by a guy who measured temperatures inside one and then painted it white, remeasured. Painting it white made a huge difference.
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that was "wetstuff"
if you PM him or do a search, you'll find the thread somewhere.



Thanks for pointing out!


Here is the previous thread on same topic ...
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2357434

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Re: Can the heat inside a Cargo Box damage the kite/board?

Postby dyyylan » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:13 pm

Yeah, I used to leave my kites in the trunk of my white car, and they ended up blowing up all over the place. Had 5 bladder blowouts across 2 kites before I had to just get rid of them.

A black box would be even worse...

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Re: Can the heat inside a Cargo Box damage the kite/board?

Postby The Captain » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:40 am

You can get silver tops on boxes from Thule. They are supposed to make a difference.
I have had a black top one for years though and have never had any problems. Once, I left my gear in there for a week while in Florida as I went a cruise.

Oh, and the obvious solution to any heat/bladder problems is to fly foils. :thumb:


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