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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:18 pm 
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After session or after long break " feel" your center strut to see if it is still at correct pressure

Unclip it and listen

If you hear air shooting out of center strut you have lost air pressure in LE and have a slow leak

You should repeat with all other struts also to confirm that the LE has lost air

Just my 2 cents to monitor LE possible leak


Make it 3 cents .
I'll give ya an extra cent for That one ; it's a Good idea !! :thumb:

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:47 pm 
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But that means you gotta use time to clip and unclip your struts EVERY time you rig and derig a kite ?

No way I am doing that - life's too short for this :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:56 pm 
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pump up kite in cold, wait 10 minutes.
Surprise, it's not fully pumped anymore.
Pumping the air heats it, then it cools off.
If it's less than 60F, I pump the kite, run the bar/lines, wait a couple of minutes, then top it off.
If you have cold water, same problem, once kite hits the water, it cools, and it loses some rigidity.

Related: do black LE's help maintain pressure if the sun's out?
That's an opportunity for some pointless beachside pseudoscience research...


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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Peter_Frank wrote:
But that means you gotta use time to clip and unclip your struts EVERY time you rig and derig a kite ?

No way I am doing that - life's too short for this :naughty:

8) Peter


By clipping tight each struts you can guarantee accurate monitoring of the LE after each session
Easiest way to find if your kite is slowly going limp in the LE department :wink:
Having more air pressure in the struts than in the LE after a session can only mean a leak

I clip them all shut after pumping and after session unclip center strut first..and hope to hear....silence

:happybirthday: 218 days out so far this year x 20 seconds !!!! good thing my lines are always on !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
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:happybirthday: 218 days out so far this year x 20 seconds !!!! good thing my lines are always on !!!


I got a 6'er of that ---Monkey---- , that says : " Ya ((Can't)) make it to 240 days, by
the end of the year" !! ?? :o :D :D

What's the Over/Under on the bet ? Is this like a Good time of year
for Ya ? Did i just Screw-Up ?? ! :lol:

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
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Bille wrote:
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:happybirthday: 218 days out so far this year x 20 seconds !!!! good thing my lines are always on !!!


I got a 6'er of that ---Monkey---- , that says : " Ya ((Can't)) make it to 240 days, by
the end of the year" !! ?? :o :D :D

What's the Over/Under on the bet ? Is this like a Good time of year
for Ya ? Did i just Screw-Up ?? ! :lol:

Bille


You made me look at last December calendar 2012
Was not that great
12 days out
Already went once this month...yesterday...for #218
There are 27 days left....so the max would be 245...but let's say 5 of those days have no wind
I will keep you posted...if i get to 240 :cheers:

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
Monkey say ....drink beer...monkey do.... like free beer


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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
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Bille wrote:
SupaEZ wrote:
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:happybirthday: 218 days out so far this year x 20 seconds !!!! good thing my lines are always on !!!


I got a 6'er of that ---Monkey---- , that says : " Ya ((Can't)) make it to 240 days, by
the end of the year" !! ?? :o :D :D

What's the Over/Under on the bet ? Is this like a Good time of year
for Ya ? Did i just Screw-Up ?? ! :lol:

Bille



Happy New Year Billie :D
I came close to 240 days of kitesurfing this year with 238 days
Went out on New Years Eve but on the 30th and 29th there was not enough wind and too much rain

Summary :
6 days in the river because of offshore wind and it needs to blow 8m2 or smaller to be exciting
232 days in the surf.....221 days off my street...all those 238 days using strap surfboards
Kite used the most (126 times) was the 19m2...then 12-10- 8..... 4 times on a 6 and once on a 5

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:


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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
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238 is a LOT of days!! Congratulations!!


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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
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SupaEZ wrote:
Bille wrote:
SupaEZ wrote:
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:happybirthday: 218 days out so far this year x 20 seconds !!!! good thing my lines are always on !!!


I got a 6'er of that ---Monkey---- , that says : " Ya ((Can't)) make it to 240 days, by
the end of the year" !! ?? :o :D :D

What's the Over/Under on the bet ? Is this like a Good time of year
for Ya ? Did i just Screw-Up ?? ! :lol:

Bille



Happy New Year Billie :D
I came close to 240 days of kitesurfing this year with 238 days
Went out on New Years Eve but on the 30th and 29th there was not enough wind and too much rain

Summary :
6 days in the river because of offshore wind and it needs to blow 8m2 or smaller to be exciting
232 days in the surf.....221 days off my street...all those 238 days using strap surfboards
Kite used the most (126 times) was the 19m2...then 12-10- 8..... 4 times on a 6 and once on a 5

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:


Two days short of a Free Monkey 6er ; 238 days on the water, is still Quite Impressive though !!!

I wonder if there is Anyone in the entire world , that can claim More days
of kiting , in ONE calendar year ?
TOBY -- can you beat that ??

I'm going to use the money i had appropriated to you, for a Lb of Kona coffee ; normally
i drink the cheap stuff, so i'll be Enjoying this !!!!

Thanks for being a looser with CLASS : Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Someone need to invent LE air pressure monitor cap
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No way I can beat that!

Awesome!!!


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