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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby dyyylan » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:07 am

jesus just pump the damn kite...

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby Vin Stefanelli » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:08 am

Wait! maybe one of you leaf blower owners(gas) ought to pump up the kite however(who cares How) and leave the leaf blower on you back and shoot the air somehow @ the kite so you can self blow-propel yourself on no wind days!

this should be experimented with on land i think first ice or pavement offer the least resistance!

oh and that guy about volume blowers being no good for pressure applications has got a very good point and is in my correct opinion absolutely right

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:23 am

u can just about skate without pushing with a real powerful leaf blower!

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby Vin Stefanelli » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:48 am

New Sport:
backpack blower boarding!

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:53 pm

Leaf "blower sucks" for tube kites....however if you want to launch a Flysurfer 21M in really light wind from a location where there is no wind flow at ground level ( high bushes etc) it works to fill it up by shooting air through one of the trailing edge "dump valve"....Not enough PSI for tubes but plenty PSI for foils :thumb:

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby optimus » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:11 pm

Vin Stefanelli wrote:Wait! maybe one of you leaf blower owners(gas) ought to pump up the kite however(who cares How) and leave the leaf blower on you back and shoot the air somehow @ the kite so you can self blow-propel yourself on no wind days!

this should be experimented with on land i think first ice or pavement offer the least resistance!

oh and that guy about volume blowers being no good for pressure applications has got a very good point and is in my correct opinion absolutely right
:lol: Sounds like something Wile E. Coyote might try.

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby Starsky » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:25 pm

Screw the electric options. I wanna know if this lil baby would work. Aparently it moves serious volume and can pump bike tires ups to mega psi.

Its tiny and you dont have to bend over while working it.

Anyone tried one?


http://www.cyclaire.co.uk/

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby powerpersonified » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:47 pm

Here's a review down the page a little way about pumping kites with it. Doesn't sound good

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0015RWXY8

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby acctx » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:25 pm

powerpersonified wrote:Here's a review down the page a little way about pumping kites with it. Doesn't sound good

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0015RWXY8
I was thinking about one of these viair electric pumps.

http://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-85P-Portabl ... 976A18WWFY

I would also use it to pump up my tires after airing them down to drive on the beach. I would really want a truck mountable one like this ARB compressor

http://www.amazon.com/ARB-CKSA12-Air-Lo ... =8-2-spell

Then you could fill tires, run air lockers and pump kites and other inflatables.

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Re: Leaf blower to inflate kite

Postby Starsky » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:38 pm

bummer,

The concept sounds good. A pull cord to an internal fan but needs a valve to stop backflow. Give it a solid housing and a decent bearing, maybe a screen filter to keep out sand and it should be workable.

Maybe someday, until then I'll stick with my standard pump.


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