MonkeyAir wrote:Hi Biggins.
Leave the spars in and roll up the kite and shove it in it's bag with the bottom of the bag extended with the zipper as designed. Quick kite to get in the air and back to the hotel that way. (Half the time of my leis) In all the years of using and pimping these kites, I have only seen one ruined zipper and that was on a kite that was proto and had quite a few years on it. Just keep it clean occasionaly with yer tooth brush...)
Quick way is to let the wind deflate the kite for you,
sand the upwind wind tip of the kite while the kite is fully inflated, now do the reverse of your normal pre flight set up inflation.
1)Unzip the deflation zip in the middle of the kite,
2)then also unzip the downwind end zip,
3)Leave the upwind zip closed.
This method then acts as a venturi effect ( sucking air out of the kite) and you will find the wind moving across the kite 2/3 deflates it for you.
While this is happening leave the kite and roll your lines up. Then come back to your kite and roll the kite 2 tips together with battens in, very easy and most of the air has been removed.