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Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:59 pm
by Toby
Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

In this video we go into key things you should consider when inflating your kite and what you can do to help reduce wear and tear on your kite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOUF_ubW-jo

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Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:48 pm
by badgb21
Anyone got a copy of those pressures mentioned on the pump?
Thx.

Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 pm
by Clew In
badgb21 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Anyone got a copy of those pressures mentioned on the pump?
Thx.

Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 pm
by Clew In
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badgb21 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Anyone got a copy of those pressures mentioned on the pump?
Thx.

Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:38 pm
by iriejohn
The above inflation pressures obviously depend on leading edge diameters. For example, my 12m Enduro V2 with it's relatively skinny leading edge is definitely under inflated at 6-7psi.

Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:43 pm
by Dave_5280
By coincidence, I talked Phil recently, he’s a great guy and he really has excellent kite skills on the water!

Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 pm
by GregK
Surprised he didn't fully unroll his kite before starting to pump. Doing the auto-unroll by pumping risks pinching and popping a section of your LE bladder - doesn't happen frequently, but do the auto-unroll enough times and you will at some point miss a session with a popped bladder. Repaired enough bladders to know it happens. Owners usual question - " I've done it ( auto-unroll ) dozens of times before, why did it pop this time ? "

Page 13 of the 2018 Cabrinha Kite user manual ( https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2016/ ... 1567495527 )

INFLATION BASICS
- unroll your kite with the struts facing up
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Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:18 am
by badgb21
Thanks!

I'd assume these were for the current crop of Cabrinha kites, as they are on a Cabrinha pump and not other kite makes.
Clew In wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 pm
5705252A-D7E3-4F18-A61B-80535473D5D1.png
badgb21 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Anyone got a copy of those pressures mentioned on the pump?
Thx.

Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:52 pm
by FLandOBX
badgb21 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:18 am
Thanks!

I'd assume these were for the current crop of Cabrinha kites, as they are on a Cabrinha pump and not other kite makes.
Clew In wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 pm
5705252A-D7E3-4F18-A61B-80535473D5D1.png
badgb21 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Anyone got a copy of those pressures mentioned on the pump?
Thx.
Probably a safe assumption, badgb21. But it's hard for me to believe that the recommended pressure for a 12m Apollo (long, skinny, high aspect) is the same as for a 12m FX or a 12m Drifter. To achieve adequate structural integrity, wouldn't the Apollo require more pressure?

A lot of kites show the specific recommended pressure ranges for that particular kite on the LE at the inflation valve. That approach makes more sense to me than putting generic pressure ranges for kite sizes on a pump.

Re: Kite Inflation Tips (Cabrinha Kitesurfing)

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:43 pm
by Faxie
FLandOBX wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:52 pm
badgb21 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:18 am
Thanks!

I'd assume these were for the current crop of Cabrinha kites, as they are on a Cabrinha pump and not other kite makes.
Clew In wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 pm
5705252A-D7E3-4F18-A61B-80535473D5D1.png
Probably a safe assumption, badgb21. But it's hard for me to believe that the recommended pressure for a 12m Apollo (long, skinny, high aspect) is the same as for a 12m FX or a 12m Drifter. To achieve adequate structural integrity, wouldn't the Apollo require more pressure?

A lot of kites show the specific recommended pressure ranges for that particular kite on the LE at the inflation valve. That approach makes more sense to me than putting generic pressure ranges for kite sizes on a pump.
Depends on the LE diameter. Kitesize is irrelevant. But it's a guide, so they generalize by size.