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Re: Kite "scuff-pad" material?

Postby Westozzy » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:27 am

Ive pumped up kites on nearly every type of surface but you are right generally realtively non abrasive....Righto will have a look next time I pump up to see what you mean about protection at those particular areas.

So the wear is on the canopy directly over the strut ends right...where the protectors are...and you are saying there is not enough/ or is there none at all...will check myself.

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Re: Kite "scuff-pad" material?

Postby Gigi;) » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:51 am

Here you go :bye:

Kevlar Aramid Protection Cloth:

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http://drtuba.eu/Other-Parts/RAW_KEVLAR/Kevlar-Aramid-Protection-Cloth.html

or

PVC Rubber Protection Cloth

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http://drtuba.eu/Other-Parts/RAW_PVCNY600D/PVC-Rubber-Protection-Cloth.html


unbob wrote:Anyone know where to obtain the material used by North, Cabrinha, etc as a "scuff-pad" (for lack of a better description) on their kite LE and strut ends? Or the product name and source of a similar type of material?

I have 2014 Rebels and unfortunately NKB does not sew a sufficient pad material on the end of the struts. Consequently, holes appear after the first 3-4 uses of the kite due to abrasion while pumping, etc. However, Cabrinha and others do have sufficient scuff material sewed on strut ends. C'mon NKB you can do better!

tia, Rob

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Re: Kite "scuff-pad" material?

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Re: Kite "scuff-pad" material?

Postby reyrivera » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:17 am

I re-enforced people's kites, areas severely scuffed using either 4 oz dacron, goretex cloth, sunbrella fabric, or thin sailmaker's leather, most of it available Stateside through the web or go to your local fabric store. Adding a little bit of evenly distributed weight on the kite did not seem to affect its flying characteristics.

I found that sewing the scuff protectors last way longer if you sew them to the kite instead of glue.

That Kevlar cloth looks really cool, I bet that's some really light material.

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Re: Kite "scuff-pad" material?

Postby downunder » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:46 pm

Kevlar is not really light and not UV stable...

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Re: Kite "scuff-pad" material?

Postby nikalaitzian » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:55 pm

unbob wrote:Anyone know where to obtain the material used by North, Cabrinha, etc as a "scuff-pad" (for lack of a better description) on their kite LE and strut ends? Or the product name and source of a similar type of material?

I have 2014 Rebels and unfortunately NKB does not sew a sufficient pad material on the end of the struts. Consequently, holes appear after the first 3-4 uses of the kite due to abrasion while pumping, etc. However, Cabrinha and others do have sufficient scuff material sewed on strut ends. C'mon NKB you can do better!

tia, Rob


and you still buing North? :o :nono:


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