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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby t3rse » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:47 pm

I'll give you 10$ USD for it plus shipping! :cool2:

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby andrewkiter » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:08 pm

UKRob wrote:How comes it seems that many people who "have friends" that own Zephyrs have to either sell them on their behalf or post for them.

By all accounts its a really good light wind kite for general use, surely not something to be embarrassed about????

Seen a couple on sites with guys selling them for a friend!
It is from my close kiting mate, he does not use KF, I do

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby marlboroughman » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:28 pm

Keep the bar and sell the rest for $100 if you can. The repair would cost $300 plus another $100 for new bladder. On one hand it is a big expensive kite but on the other the repair will add weight which is not desirable in LW kite and the resale is close to nothing. If it was an Edge or similar no bigger than 14m I would give you $100 on the spot.

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby Drew22 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:07 am

I would toss you a $100 for the kite.

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby marlboroughman » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:52 am

To fix something like this you really need 3-step zigzag machine. Also you will need two different tapes the ripstop tape and for the tears along dacron you will need insignia dacron tape. I would go with the dacron on one side only on this kite because of the weight. You can fix the leading edge with insignia dacron tapes on both sides or if you can get your hands on thicker than insignia dacron use it on the outside

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby tautologies » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:29 am

I'd probably sell it. It can definitely be repaired. A great repair person would do a good job too, but resale would suck ass.

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby lisaped » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:24 pm

Why only $100? Because it is a Vietnamese brand or why? Some trashed kites cost much more...

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby marlboroughman » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:29 pm

$100 kite only plus $200 for a bar plus $ 400 to fix so $700 in total that ain't cheap

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby edt » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:29 pm

I would fix it. can't buy a 2013 zephyr for 300 so just fix it and keep riding. a pro repair job is just as strong as a brand new kite. you can also get the bladder repaired.

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Re: Trashed kite?? Ozone Zephyr

Postby GregK » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:55 pm

edt wrote: you can also get the bladder repaired.
2nd that, but looks like it needs a welded patch - if you're in the US, it's Jim Haddox at http://www.kitebladder.com/current/index.htm

if in Canada, it's me at CKR - http://www.comoxkiterepair.ca/Bladder_Repairs.php

If in the UK, it's Jimmy Ward - http://www.jimmyskiterepairs.co.uk/kite ... /bladders/ although I'm not sure if he is still doing welded bladder repairs.

In Europe, it's Dr Tuba - http://www.drtuba.eu/Products/kite-and- ... vices.html

Don't know if about anyone doing welded bladder repairs in Asia or Australia.

BTW, most smaller kites have 100 - 125 micron ( .004 - .005 inch ) thick bladder film material for durability. Most light wind kites now use 75 - 100 micron ( .003 - .004 inch ) to keep the bladder weight low.

Professionally repaired it will still fly great. The repair will be durable, with minimal increase in weight, likely unnoticeable. And the repair cost ought to be only a fraction ( 50 - 70 % - not sure of the current price for 2013 Oze Z in good shape ) of replacement with used or a much smaller fraction of replacement with a new kite. Not sure why you see repairing to be a hassle, kite repair operations offer top-notch customer service or they are doomed.


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