Cabrinha is going to have a new pump next year. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a one way pump, only pushes air on the downstroke. Sounds like a good idea for saving the back.
Why Wait When you can just open up a regular ones, and take on of the one way vaulves out and have it only push air out on the down stroke?
OH, yea, and to help from getting a bunch of sand into the pump, which in turn gets in the bladders, I would suggest putting, either, putting screening material on the intake, or you can, cut up an old rag or cloth or something of the sort, and wiretie it to the intake so no sand or, Considerably LESS sand gets into the pump..
All I want is a real pump- the current ones are lame plain and simple- screw WalMart and the pumps they are selling. You would think some one would see a real chance to market a LEADING pump instead of all the followers on the market now. Ones with lifetime warrantees that are solutions to the problem not band-aids for issues like leaking hoses, broken handles, weak threads that the entire pump comes apart.....- I am a consumer that personally thinks if they sell a real pump made like the space shuttle then this would be a huge step forward and they could sell a high quality one to those of us that have better things to do like get out and kite - not do preventative maintence on a 7 dollare pump getting all greasy and full of duct tape in the process......This is a opportunity for someone in the industry to step up- I know guys would buy these.....
If they made Pumps Like the space shuttle, they would costa around what, 200$ per inch of hose? heh. and it's not like all the leading distrubutors, are going to put 800$ into R&D for just a pump,
Look at it this way, You could either have the pumps we have now, OR we could have those stupid little hand pumps they have millions of years ago.
but, I wouldn't not like to complain that they should make the pumps a little taller for peeps of 6'2"
(now that would save my back). a few inches could do a lot...