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Foilkite Repairset - Readymade or DIY

Postby Macisback » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:49 am

Soon I will head for a few weeks Kiting - mostly in areas where there are no Kiters and material supply.

As I also have my Pansh Aurora2/19 for Foiling and Airstyle with me and I am a noob with Foilkites, what do you guys recommend to take as a repairset (For Tubes I carry Kiteaid and vents and all spare parts for lines and bars - I travel with 60kg Kiteluggage, so weight is not really an issue.

Is there a readymade kit?

On another note - whats your favourite launch/relaunch/land and maintenance/pack video tutorial for Foilkites - Got to get my head round that soon!

Thanks!

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Re: Foilkite Repairset - Readymade or DIY

Postby gwicke » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:10 am

I would bring some spare kite line (if you want to be really well prepared, ~130kg and perhaps ~60kg breaking load for the bridle, ~2mm for the mixer), some self-adhesive spinnaker tape, and needle & thread. This covers exploded ribs from hard crashes, other canopy rips, and bridle issues.

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Re: Foilkite Repairset - Readymade or DIY

Postby Macisback » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:43 am

Nice advise! Any shop links?

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Re: Foilkite Repairset - Readymade or DIY

Postby Nem0 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:17 pm

Flysurfer offers repair kits for their kites. Maybe pansh do the same...
Otherwise contact the flysurfer team. They can help you for sure!

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Re: Foilkite Repairset - Readymade or DIY

Postby jakemoore » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:36 pm

I would take a roll of white spinnaker repair tape and a couple of spools of Jerry Brown One Line hollow core spectra. Its enough to patch anything except a cell blow out so as long as you don't tomahawk the kite in or feed it to a huge wave you are good.

The cloth has to be dry for the tape to work and you might just try it once on your cloth because it may depend on coatings. Does it work for Lotus?

You might want a guitar string to use as a fid if you want to do eye splices for a bridle line repair rather than knots.

http://www.tackledirect.com/jerry-brown ... ectra.html

http://www.apsltd.com/spin-repair-tape-white.html

https://www.stringsbymail.com/ghs-boome ... -5883.html

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Re: Foilkite Repairset - Readymade or DIY

Postby Macisback » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:53 am

Good idea - yes Flysurfer is always super helpful!

Now with Foilkites being more popular, I hope sets ready-made are come on sale.

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Re: Foilkite Repairset - Readymade or DIY

Postby stephk » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:33 pm

KITEAID can be bought at www.kiteaid.com


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