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 Post subject: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:23 am 
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I bought an excellent new Bravo kite pump. The pump is awesome. Very positive action in both directions. Very robust.

It came with a pressure gauge. Kite pressure gauges are a joke right? There is no possible way the air hose can sustain the pressure long enough to get a reliable measurement. It just has those dinky little keyway ends. It's not like an inflatable boat or SUP pump with a pressure seal on both ends.

You guys who claim to use kite pressure gauges, you're having a laugh at our expense aren't you? Have you added O-rings to the hose to get a more reliable seal?


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 Post subject: Re: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:55 am 
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Unless your paying $50 at least just for the gauge there is no point having a low pressure gauge. The quality will be way too low!


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 Post subject: Re: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:28 am 
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These are much stronger and more accurate than your standard kite gauge .



No bottom entry jokes please :roll:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bottom-Entry-Air-Pressure-Gauges-50mm-Diameter-1-8-to-3-8-Bsp-ABS-and-Brass-/121137699420?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item1c345e9a5c


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 Post subject: Re: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:38 pm 
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I have a sound sensitive pressure gauge built in my index finger. When it goes 'pok pok' it's all good ;)

And cheap as well :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:09 pm 
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OzBungy wrote:
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It came with a pressure gauge. Kite pressure gauges are a joke right? There is no possible way the air hose can sustain the pressure long enough to get a reliable measurement.
...


I only look at the Peak-pressure indicated on the dial , on the Down-stroke ; then
i do that sound sensitive pressure gauge built in the index finger thing that Faxie
mentioned.

YEA -- gauges are all crap !

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:56 pm 
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I see quite a few people are saying the gauges show incorrect pressure, but I wonder if the gauges are at least consistently wrong, i.e. if it shows the same psi number on two different inflation occasions is the actual pressure the same as well?


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 Post subject: Re: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:33 pm 
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I put my gauge on a couple of mates kites that they pumped up to 6 psi with the finger method , one was 4 psi the other 9 psi , if you want it the right pressure then use a good gauge , if you dont care then use your finger :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:42 pm 
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I prefer the "damn it's getting hard to pump this thing anymore" gauge. It correlates pretty well with the peak pressure on the one pump I use that has a gauge on it. It does vary depending on whether it's the first or third kite I'm pumping that day, but it seems to work OK for me.

Don


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 Post subject: Re: Pressure Gauge?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Bille wrote:
OzBungy wrote:
I only look at the Peak-pressure indicated on the dial , on the Down-stroke ; then
i do that sound sensitive pressure gauge built in the index finger thing that Faxie
mentioned.

YEA -- gauges are all crap !

Bille


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