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Would you like one pump?

Postby macca » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:16 pm

Would you prefer one/two pump, or keep it simple .

After using slingshots i'm avid one pump, quicker in cold UK conditions.

Whats your choice?
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Postby macca » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:18 pm

Thought i could set up a poll? Toby? could you do it.
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Postby dwarf » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:31 pm

Onepump as long as you can seal of the struts. I love it! Pumping every strut...... don't want to do this anymore. I am spoiled.

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one pump or two

Postby egor » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:26 pm

well i prefer one pump when pumping it up but especially with big kites like my 17 contra it is a right pain to fold away if you want to fold it up properly with a one pump . but i would choose one pump as it equals more time in the water.

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Postby Rimbo » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:07 pm

Never again a kite without OnePump system!!!

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one pump

Postby Casey C » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:00 pm

I have had one pump fuels for the past two years and LOVE the one pump system and frankly I have been very happy with the kites! I am almost twice as fast rigging as my friends without the one pump, but I am switching to a brand this year that does not have the one pump. Why? I think there are some new hybrid kites out there now that are higher performing for what I am looking for, and to me convenience doesn't out way the performance benefit.
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Postby kiterMD » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:28 pm

I'd like one pump on a few conditions:

-Struts are isolated (no total deflation if LE or strut blows out)
-bladders can be easily removed and replaced (no higher education degree needed)
-the kite performs well with similar pressure in LE and struts (unlike my current kites, which like high strut pressure)
-I can afford to replace my quiver (not anytime soon)

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Postby R Soul » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:07 pm

macca wrote:Thought i could set up a poll? Toby? could you do it.
Cheers.
I think a poll was done some time back.

One pump for sure. And as others have said, as long as the struts are sealed off, SS, Flexi, or have a one way valve, Naish.

I can't understand the RRD system where it's just a tube with no valves?
How the hell do you find a slow puncture if your whole kite is slowly going down... That's mad.

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Postby macca » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:20 pm

R Soul wrote:
I can't understand the RRD system where it's just a tube with no valves?
How the hell do you find a slow puncture if your whole kite is slowly going down... That's mad.

:o
Never sen this system, but sounds one to stay clear of. Weired. You need the isolation clips for safety, so you dont lose the whole thing.

Can anyone rember the results of the last poll?

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Postby R Soul » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:47 pm

Absolutely.
I mentioned the slow puncture scenario, and how frustrating that would be, but if you blew the dump valve in a hard crash or any other major bladder failure, the whole kite would deflate, leaving you offshore with a whole load of soggy kite material to try to drag in. Surely this is a safety issue.
I'm not bashing, I just don't get it???
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