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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby kiteaid » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:03 pm

eduardo graf wrote:A friend of mine asked me to fix his bladder on a Cabrinha Kite. He said the vinil glue is not working as there is a different type of bladder in his leading edge. (board of attack). I took the bladder out and noticed its a different type of plastic, harder and kind of pink... The main air valve disconnected from the bladder and vinil glue is not woorking.... He works as a lifeguard and does not want or have the money to buy new bladders. How can I help, any ideas? Apreciate, thanks!


I would use this to fix any holes in the bladder: https://www.kiteaid.com/products/bladder-repair-kit

If you have valves that are delaminating use this: https://www.kiteaid.com/products/valve- ... 6844783236

The valve donut is much cheaper than the valve trap... and won`t leak.

Let me know if you have questions by contacting us on our website. www.kiteaid.com

Thanks!

Stephan

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby Don Monnot » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:15 pm

I got a set of replacement bladders for my Ozone kite (love their kites and service). They came with a set of black, short, hard plastic cylinders (10) which I assume are used in attaching the strut connector hoses to the main and strut bladders. How? They fit tightly over the angled connectors, but how are they then used with the rubber hoses? Do you stretch the end of the rubber hose over the little cylinders and then push them onto the barbed connector ends? If so, do you then need to also use a zip tie somewhere? If so, where, or is it just a tight enough fit to hold by themselves?

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby kiteaid » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:21 pm

Hi Don!
That sounds about right. The plastic cylinders basically replace the tiwraps. Slip them over the hoses before slipping to hoses over the barb fittings then slide the cylinders down over the hose ends. Good luck!

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby Don Monnot » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:34 am

The cylinders go OVER the hoses--not under? Wow. That seems really tight to push them onto the barb fittings with the hose between the cylinder and the barb fitting. How far onto the barb fitting do the cylinders need to go?

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby kiteaid » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:02 am

Yup. Its tight. To get the cylinder/ring pushed over the hose end, you need to pull on the hose so its outside diameter gets smaller and push the cylinder in the same time in the opposite direction. Make sense?

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby Don Monnot » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:14 am

Yes, it makes sense. I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby kiteaid » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:48 pm

Hi!
Here is a little video of what the KITEAID CLEAR SAIL TAPE is all about. Enjoy!


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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby badgb21 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:40 pm

Hi
I'm looking to renew my stock of pre-cut round (or rounded corner) bladder patches, approx. 1" diameter. Looking for best patches and a source.
Suitable of Cabrinha and Ozone bladders.
I got lost in 26 pages in this thread and a search threw up 800+ results, so forgive me if this had been covered already.

Thanks

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby kiteaid » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:45 pm

We can help you!
Please contact me at stephan@kiteaid.com

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Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Postby Gigi;) » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:03 pm

Here you go:

http://drtuba.eu/all-kite-products/repa ... epair-dots

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badgb21 wrote:Hi
I'm looking to renew my stock of pre-cut round (or rounded corner) bladder patches, approx. 1" diameter. Looking for best patches and a source.
Suitable of Cabrinha and Ozone bladders.
I got lost in 26 pages in this thread and a search threw up 800+ results, so forgive me if this had been covered already.

Thanks


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