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can you leave your kite in the car

Postby Bagels9000 » Wed May 09, 2007 9:57 pm

if its hot out, lest say 70-80 degrees, can you leave your kite in the car? will the bladder deform? whats the deal man

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Postby HelldogBE » Wed May 09, 2007 10:01 pm

I think its best to keep the kite out of direct sunlight in a car (since theres no breeze to cool it and it can get exceptionally hot in direct sunlight)

but I think the kites will have no problem withstanding high 'shadow' temperatures :lol: if the glue can't stand it, it shouldn't be used on kites!

But to be on the safe side its best to leave all of your valves out, that way they won't stretch due to the heat (leaky valves are no fun!!)

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Postby munteruk » Thu May 10, 2007 4:06 am

Of course you can leave it in the car. Its just that it might not be there when you get back... Kite theft is an issue in some places.

I have heard of people having bladder problems after exposure to high temperatures. Mostly valve plug problems or valves coming unstuck from bladders. I think the reliability of both of those has improved in the last year or two and so now they are less of an issue. It depends on the age of your gear I guess.

Having said that - I've left my gear in the car on a couple of sunny days (deflated and with every bladder open) and never had a problem.

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Postby Tyrone Rabinowitz » Thu May 10, 2007 4:16 am

in short. at those temps- out of sight, out of direct sunlight and valves open usually not a problem.

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Postby mattvogel » Thu May 10, 2007 6:28 am

If you ride foil kites then yes. For inflatable kites I would not recommend it for long periods of time.

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Postby Toby » Thu May 10, 2007 8:46 am

if it gets hot take the air out.
If the car heats up for sure it is not good for the bladders and struts.

Or deflate them a little bit.

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Postby BullsShit.com » Thu May 10, 2007 9:11 am

not inflated.
also, cheap kites will crap out and usually the va;ves popp off..all of them.
when the heat seams are crap...I will not tell what company, but people know what I mean.

all 4 of my kites died that way after 3 month or so.

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Postby tautologies » Thu May 10, 2007 11:10 am

I wouldn't really call 70-80 degrees very warm ;-)

Now, when that is said, yeah keep it out of direct sunlight. I usually don;t keep my kites in the car for longer than necessary. IK think it will hurt the kite in the long run...espacially anything that is glued suffers if it gets too hot. I don't think 70 degrees qualify though...as long as it is out of the sunlight...

...b ut cars can get a lot warmer than that...

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