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Re: Kite deflates after crash and I can't find the reason.

Postby darippah » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:39 am

Laughingman- Check recent threads :)

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Re: Kite deflates after crash and I can't find the reason.

Postby naishdude » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:49 am

Laughingman wrote:
darippah wrote:My understanding is you got this kite 2 days ago. I hope you bought it used ?


Is this some inside knowledge which has not been revealed by the op? Why would you hope he bought it used?


On this matter, l would strongly advice to contact warranty@switchkites.com
They will help you out!

Kind regards,

Dude :cool2:

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Re: Kite deflates after crash and I can't find the reason.

Postby dazarter » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:00 pm

I recently had a similar experience....started by a drift launch...kite released on its own....a problem with the donkey dick...hit the water hard and then was totally flat in about 10 seconds! i thought the front tube was blown....after changing the kite to a smaller 9 m, i checked at home what the problem was....to my suprise and delight it was one of the one pump connections had come off due to the hard impact - maybe saving the front tube....i just had to put some new zip ties on and took of the neopren covers on all the one pump connectors (so i can quicky check the connectors), worked like a treat and stays on now....

Always something new when kiting...

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Re: Kite deflates after crash and I can't find the reason.

Postby DrLightWind » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:27 pm

darippah wrote:Laughingman- Check recent threads :)
Yes and why switch to foil kites :?:

DrLW

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Re: Kite deflates after crash and I can't find the reason.

Postby NYKiter » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:38 pm

Are you an old lady in a blue dress with manly features? If so, dont call Epic.
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Re: Kite deflates after crash and I can't find the reason.

Postby PVITfrumBYRAM » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:39 pm

When you go to screw in the valve make sure to turn a quater twist backwards first then slowly twist it on. This has kept me from ever accidentally crossthreading the valve.


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