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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:31 am 
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All three strut kite especially need their trailing edge weighed down when on the beach, this is not exclusive to rpm. They flap around like a group of woman's mouths at a coffee shop talking about ...whatever the hell they talk about, don't know I can never keep up with 14 different convos all happening at once....so much is said and yet nothing is said?


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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:49 pm 
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it is a common problem on the rpm. I got mine repaired, they put a long piece of fabric along the edge. Don't put dacron (or fabric on both sides), otherwise you will have the same problem but a couple of cm lower.

That's how they did it:

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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:02 pm 
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I asked a guy that repairs kites in greece and he said me about ripstop reinforce, will solve the problem and make it more durable.


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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:11 pm 
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You might want to take a look at how North does their trailing edge reinforcement and see if a local shop will add a reinforcement like that.


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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:11 am 
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NorCalNomad wrote:
You might want to take a look at how North does their trailing edge reinforcement and see if a local shop will add a reinforcement like that.

Yes i have seen North trailing edge its a beast!


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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:25 pm 
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North uses big piece of dacron, which can add excessive weight. And your kite was not designed for this weight, so it can affect its flying performance.

Just put ripstop tape across all trailing edge as windrt advices. Or better find ripstop that is 15cm high, because cracks got pretty high. You need to cover them all and still have some padding space.


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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:16 pm 
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my North Vegas tore at the trailing edge. it's a common problem with all kites

tape that sucker up and ride it like you stole it


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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:53 am 
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boardjockey wrote:
my North Vegas tore at the trailing edge. it's a common problem with all kites

tape that sucker up and ride it like you stole it


Yea thats what i am going to do..i am gonna tapr 10-15cm and i think will be ok! I am gonna upload some photos of the kite when its fixed..


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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:08 am 
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After my first session with my kite...and have no idea how it happened..I had put alot of air.can this cause this damage??


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 Post subject: Re: SlingShot 212 RPM 10M Trailing edge!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:36 pm 
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Stavros19882 wrote:
After my first session with my kite...and have no idea how it happened..I had put alot of air.can this cause this damage??


Was there supposed to be a photo with this post? Can you explain a bit more?


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