GregK wrote:The problem with inserting a LE bladder by pulling the end of the bladder in with line is you rely on a triangle of tension between the edges of the accordion pile of bladder going in and one single point at the tip of the bladder, which provides very little rotational control of the tip as it travels down the LE pocket.
The solution is to use a thin, flat ( about 2 - 3 cm wide - a little narrower than the opening at the pocket's tip ) and long ( about 40 cm ) tool ( plastic or stiff cardboard ) onto which the tip of the bladder is fixed securely to feed the tip along the LE pocket and pull the bladder past the zipper and into the pocket.
You hold the flat tool during the entire movement, so you can feel its orientation through the fabric, control it and avoid any tip rotation.
I've been using this kind of tool for over two years now with 100% success. LE bladder twists from insertion are eliminated.
Go check my bladders next time I'm out!!