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Re: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)

Postby Dietsdontworkuk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:30 pm

All great points thanks all.

Perhaps undo the valve when standing as per usual then put in a half turn and fold kite slowly - the air should still come out

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Re: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)

Postby gilana » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:12 am

Thanks for the heads-up.

Our two V9 Edges do not have that system, they have fold-over tips like the struts.
Our second hand V8 Edge has the elastic retainer, so I decided to take a look.
I found about 20 grains of sand exactly where you mentioned right in the compressed area.
There was no damage or deformation, so I shook the sand to the end of the bladder and re-fitted it as before.

Obviously the previous owner let some sand in, its quite easy. Our V9's have never seen sand as we only boat launch.

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Re: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:59 pm

Dietsdontworkuk wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:20 pm
I see. Or perhaps odd numbers that aren’t a prime :roll:

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I'm such a nerd that I measured the Enduro V2 bags:

Height x width (cm)

6m = 57 x 33
8m = 57 x 33
10m = 64 x 39
12m = 64 x 39

So if your 9m is in a 64 x 39 bag then yes, it will be a bit big. Very well made bags with excellent zips.

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Re: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)

Postby Cees Kerkmeijer » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:12 pm

I have 2 Enduro's, a 9 and a 12, both v1's, bought them both new. I haven't used the 12 much, about 15 times only and it's on to it's second leak already. I have used the nine about 30 times and it's now on to it's first leak. Really disappointed in the "Ozone quality." The kites look really great on the outside, but without decent insides it's worth nothing. I printed a copy of this thread for the kite repair shop, hopefully they can sort it out.

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Re: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)

Postby Foil » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:03 am

ozone Reo's are exactly the same,
I had to pull my 9mtr apart on holiday to try and fix a slow leak,
My villa had a swimming pool so great for finding pin holes in the main tube, blowing the tube up to shape out revealed no bubbles under water, damm!
then in frustration I blew up the tube much tighter, nearly too much, and tried again, over 16 pin holes bubbling away, each hole I then marked with a marker pen and patched,
gritty sand was the culprit, but getting this out is hard to impossible due to the lip inside under the boston valve.

The answer to this is to make a paper funnel cone shape from a thick glossy magazine page, stick it near the end of a carpet hoover nozzle to create a LITTLE suction, and with the kite bladder blown up tips uppermost boston valve uppermost, the grains of sand will fall into view at the boston valve hole, give the bladder a good few thumps to get the sand into the right place then suck the little buggers out of there with the paper cone, believe me this is the only way I could get the grains out, I was thinking of cutting and end open but then the cone vac idea saved all that messing.

by the way don't miss off the little end retainers which are well hidden in the kite ends, I did, and blew the bladder a few weeks later, bad idea!


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