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 Post subject: Travel pump?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:06 am 
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are there any on the market?

I would trade off a little bit of time pumping my kites on a trip if it meant the pump was way more compact for travel.


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 Post subject: Re: Travel pump?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:44 am 
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If you don't find one...at least use the voids inside the standard pump to pack other small stuff inside zip-lock bags. Kinda greasy in there depending on what lube you use.


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 Post subject: Re: Travel pump?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:23 am 
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It appears most pumps are 18" tall. There is a 15" tall one listed here:

http://www.kiteboarding.com/products.asp?cat=Pumps

Or find an old school hand pump:

http://funandfunction.com/double-action-hand-pump.html


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 Post subject: Re: Travel pump?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:21 pm 
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$2.99 at Target .

Requires at least 3 x's the pumps vs. a real kite pump and the lifespan isn't much. First I'd ask to borrow another kiters pump but if that's not an option...this will get ya going. At least for a few days of a trip.


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 Post subject: Re: Travel pump?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:09 pm 
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The Bravo 9 foot pump will do it but it is very uncomfortable to use in bare feet.
It weighs 1.6kg.
The advantage is that it is a better shape for packing.
It would be a better pump if they had an extension that slid out of the underside plate for you to stand on with one foot and a hinged plate on the area where you put your pumping foot, so your foot had a flat surface to push on instead of an edge.

http://www.ribstore.co.uk/shop/product. ... ductid=400


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 Post subject: Re: Travel pump?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:29 pm 
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I'm still traveling with one of these (dates back to 2005-2006):

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It's tad shorter than any "stock" pump.

That being said, if you're going somewhere where there are other kiters, you can always borrow a pump on the spot.... just a though... :D


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