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by NorthernKitesAus
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 381
Views: 179783

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Tear-Aid A only good for very small pin-holes or tears. Anything more than 2cm long, and time to patch with ... TearAid and with an inner layer of thin ( 40 micron ) bladder film behind the cut-out. Have done many TearAid repairs this way, some quite large. https://i.imgur.com/LOWNaDG.jpg LE bladde...
by NorthernKitesAus
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Pansh - what to check on arrival?
Replies: 23
Views: 9668

Re: Pansh - what to check on arrival?

Thanks for that reply there @Pug. In my opinion, and from experience with Pansh since 2010, I have to say their kite design skills have improved ten-fold, especially with the Aurora ii kites and the Aeolus race foils. The problems have not been so much from their poor design of the kite itself, but ...
by NorthernKitesAus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 381
Views: 179783

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Tear-Aid A is only good for very small pin-holes or small tears. Anything more than 2cm long, and it's time to patch the area with another layer of bladder or a replacement.
by NorthernKitesAus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 381
Views: 179783

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

I don't understand what you did exactly. Did you source cheap valves and glued them on, or new bladders with valves attached, or?
by NorthernKitesAus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cameron Maramenides #1 in the world TTR Championship Brazil 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 5986

Re: Cameron Maramenides #1 in the world TTR Championship Brazil 2017

Well done young man!
What kite and board did you use? Epic I assume
by NorthernKitesAus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3470

Re: Ram airs crash in 2017

The same ol’ problems keep recurring: ...... Ram airs are INFERIOR on downwind legs Haha.. nah.. you're just not using it properly. In fact, I bet you've never flown a RAM-AIR... well.. [1] they don't exist now (ARC, F-ARC, etc), and [2] The Twin-Skins today are by far more stable, more controllabl...
by NorthernKitesAus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram airs crash in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3470

Re: Ram airs crash in 2017

What's a ram-air kite? I only use Flysurfers and Peter Lynns....
OHHH !!!
You mean the old F-ARCS?
Yeah they're ancient history.
Maybe this Pump dude is confused with the newer Ozone, Flysurfer, and other TWIN-SKIN kites that are like freaken amazingggg!!!!
by NorthernKitesAus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?
Replies: 36
Views: 5405

Re: Issue with Naish Kite leading edge, manufacturing defect ?

foilonfoil wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:54 am
See you in Altona next month if you are around.
Nah mate. I am in Townsville. Last time I was in Altona was back in 2011. Sorry whom am I speaking with? Irish?
by NorthernKitesAus
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ram air persecution complex
Replies: 19
Views: 2282

Re: Ram air persecution complex

I wonder if his "ram-air" persecution complex is still relevant today? Bloody hell - I can get over 10meter jumps with my Flysurfer, than I could with a similar sized LEI kite that in the end needs way more wind.
by NorthernKitesAus
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 381
Views: 179783

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

downunder wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:16 am
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Hi, why would that be a problem? Never tried tho, but the guys in Airush Perth suggested that no sewing does the job.
Hi. Are you referring to my post above or the wetsuit?

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