Hi, I bought a used 2014 Rally last year. Flown it a couple of times, but noticed in stronger winds (up to 30knots but not more) the leading edge would sometimes bend around the outermost bridle attachment point. I've pumped the kite rock solid, but it will still bend if sent over the wind window or jumped with, also making a terrible noise (Imagine trying to bend a rock solid LE and then let go of it). Long story short I cursed at the kite and ignored the issue, worked fine for 4-5 sessions, then yesterday when packing down the kite I noticed the bladder sticking out right next to the bridle attachment point (see picture).
Are there any others having this issue?
I've contacted the shop I bought it from trying to get advice, but told I'm riding it underinflated, which I was not, and suggesting to get a more C-shaped kite since I'm too heavy, 200lbs, and riding in too strong wind, 20-30knts. Well it is a 8m kite and other kiters was riding fuel 9m and Best GP 11m at the same time...
I believe there is an issue with the bridle putting too much tension on the outermost attachment point on the leading edge, or steering lines are to long (but I checked this morning and they look ok compared to front lines).
I'm using the 17" bar with 20m lines.