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astatium
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How to get out the side strut tube of an F One Bandit 2?

Postby astatium » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:53 am

Hello together,

I am a beginner and bought a used F One Bandit 2 with 6.5 qm and did my first set up and drift exercises on the water to get the feeling for the material.
The kite crashed 2 times and unfortunately the two Side Struts tubes are gone.
I wanted to remove them to repair them, but I couldn't find a way to get them out.
Here a video in which I show the kite and the Strut:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDeOJulTrMc

What am I doing wrong? How do you get the tubes out?

Thanks for your feedback!

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Re: How to get out the side strut tube of an F One Bandit 2?

Postby Ludmil » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:08 pm

I am not familiar with that kite but looks strange the lack of zipper on the strut.
In this case, maybe you should tie feeding line on the valve, push it and try to remove it trough the tip end.
The bladder is by no means stitched at the tip end as you suggested though...
L.

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Re: How to get out the side strut tube of an F One Bandit 2?

Postby astatium » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:15 pm

Thanks L, but I can't push the valve inside, no way, it is fixed.

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Re: How to get out the side strut tube of an F One Bandit 2?

Postby Ludmil » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:42 pm

No, it's not. Otherwise they couldn't have been able to assemble it.
Just try different ways to remove the cap and valve from that bunch of bands. Pull the plastic washer from the cap and disconnect the valve. Check for a velcro at the inner side of the valve as well.
L.

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Re: How to get out the side strut tube of an F One Bandit 2?

Postby Guigassa » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:53 pm

astatium wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Thanks L, but I can't push the valve inside, no way, it is fixed.
Remove the cap and the velcro from the valve, the blader is removend from the end of the strut, you have a velcro there, be careful because it can be sticky!

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Re: How to get out the side strut tube of an F One Bandit 2?

Postby astatium » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:12 pm

Ok thanks for all the details Ludmil and Guigassa, I will try and give a feedback!
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