runner1 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:52 pm
No comment on the flying, but the inflate/deflate on the Pivot will be better than the others. The only disadvantage of the octopus is repairs (albiet a hugely overstated issue).
Octopus system is super easy especially if you have a pivot from the last 4 years. One of the easiest kites out there to repair. single biggest issue, is to remember your teflon wrap and push as hard as you can to fully seat it. then your done no zip ties or rotten hoses, taking covers off to expose actual hose etc. (funny that one or 2 bad years so i've heard lives on forever on the difficulty of working with the octopus) Supposedly on a few early gens the zipper was to small and you had to have squirrel hands to repair. this is long gone but the legend of the scary octopus lives on!
On the inflate deflate you simply unroll the kite locate each strut put in the cap lock each individually then screw in your boston valve and pump away. to deflate, undo each strut first taking pressure off the boston valve then unscrew the boston valve and pack it up.
ON ALL boston valve kites (almost all new kites) pay very close attention to the conditions you roll in, sand and stones have a much larger opening then previously and will tear up a bladder once they get in and start bouncing around.
Love my pivots and also ride on a north bar, they do have lighter bar pressure and wait for inputs even in high gusts its the do everything kite.