This is not TearAid. It does not stretch like Tearaid does. When repairing your sail/canopy, you want to keep the stretch in your repair very low otherwise you will lose responsiveness. If the product would stretch, the shape of your kite would change... This is why KITEAID Clear Sail tape uses the materials that it does. It has low elongation but is still very flexible. This in addition to a permanent UV pressure sensitive adhesive, makes it ideal for on-the-beach repairs.
This product is the only product of it's kind on the market. The reason why regular dacron tape does not work on strut repairs is because the pressure sensitive adhesive cannot hold the pressure. It eventually shears off under normal inflation pressures.
The only adhesive product that can hold a strut tear closed under normal pressure is a thermoplastic adhesive. This is why KITEAID uses this type of adhesive rather than a pressure sensitive adhesive for it's LE and Strut Repair patch.
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The KITEAID Team
Re: New 2013 KiteAid Repair Products
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:18 am
by Dimitri M
Great job KITEAID. This is one reason why we include this product in all our EPIC kite bags.