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Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

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When you buy your next kite, you

will only buy one with a single inflation system
22
18%
would rather buy one with a single inflation system
33
27%
would rather buy one with a multi inflation system
38
31%
will only buy one with a multi inflation system
12
10%
don't care about the inflation system
15
12%
don't know
1
1%
 
Total votes: 121

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby kitesurfbali » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:32 pm

mmhhhh Brent got a point....

I voted: would rather buy one with a single inflation system

Thinking that I was voting for a traditional system NO ONE PUMP...
Can we correct it before is too late!
Bye Jankie

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby lenker » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:59 pm

Brent sorry, my bad. I meant to say single point vs multi point inflation system.

I think you can change your vote, I can change mine

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby kenny KAF » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:18 pm

what is a pump??? I don't know this item :lol: :lol: :lol: Foil power!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

actually, who cares about that poll? do oyu think it will change the world? The manufacturer? another post who will be forgotten in 2 weeks.
When one-pump system got out, evrybody said it was brilliant. Now, nearlly every brand uses it and people want to move backward...find it kind of funny :lol:

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby Brent4336 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:28 pm

No worries, didnt mean to sound harsh.

Jankie is a point in case tho. I bet the data up there is a bit skewed!

Dont blame me, my wife is an english teacher!

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby mr_daruman » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:47 pm

Great I think I miss-voted on this one. Got my pumps and inflation mixed up.

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby ScottM » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:17 pm

Brent4336 wrote:Am I the only one that finds the language on this poll totally confusing?

Wy didn't you just say one pump!

Another common term for it is single point inflation, but you put single inflation system to mean non one pump, I think?

And Multi inflation system would denote a one pump kite, but the commonly used "multi pump" is non one pump. You put system after it and it confuses the whole concept. Is that a system of tubes on the kite? Making a single point inflation system one pump. Or is it the system you go through to pump the kite making a multi inflation system a non one pump?

I dont think people know what their voting for or that understanding is consistent from voter to voter.

I would ask the person who wrote the poll, Multi inflation system = One pump?? or does single inflation system = one pump?

Had to vote I dont know!!

I might just be an idiot on this one, but I'm sure I'm not alone.

I agree why not just put one pump or not one pump. I chose wrongly the first time, wonder if others did so?

So

Multi inflation system = non pump?? and single inflation system = one pump? :-?

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby DSZ » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:29 pm

tulumkite wrote:I guess this is people who NEVER repair their own kites, and give it to somebody else to fix them, or have money and replace with a new one...

not easy, to repair boys....
I've replaced the LE bladder a couple of times on my one pump REVs by myself. Yea it may take a bit longer than a non one pump kite but I don't find it difficult. It also makes sure you don't have any twists in the bladder. No biggy for me.

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby ScottM » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:47 pm

DSZ wrote:
I've replaced the LE bladder a couple of times on my one pump REVs by myself. Yea it may take a bit longer than a non one pump kite but I don't find it difficult. It also makes sure you don't have any twists in the bladder. No biggy for me.
Yeah agreed having repaired both the types, the Slingshot patented system is easy to work with and reliable. If you remove the leading edge bladder the strut bladders are not touched, you just uncouple the hoses. I'd say it adds about 10 - 15 mins total to the complete process if you have a methodical approach to the task.

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby DSZ » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:51 pm

ScottM wrote:
DSZ wrote:
I've replaced the LE bladder a couple of times on my one pump REVs by myself. Yea it may take a bit longer than a non one pump kite but I don't find it difficult. It also makes sure you don't have any twists in the bladder. No biggy for me.
Yeah agreed having repaired both the types, the Slingshot patented system is easy to work with and reliable. If you remove the leading edge bladder the strut bladders are not touched, you just uncouple the hoses. I'd say it adds about 10 - 15 mins total to the complete process if you have a methodical approach to the task.
Yes my experience too.

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Re: Single or multi inflation system? (Poll)

Postby Satan » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:54 pm

The main issue for me is not the amount of time it takes to repair (except for that horrible Naish system) but rather that the systems eventually fail and I end up losing sessions. The one pump systems are a weak point in the construction of the kite.

Okay and while on vacation when I don't have quick access to spare parts, repairing can be a problem as well.


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