NorwayIsCold wrote: ↑
Sun May 26, 2019 11:52 am
Havre wrote: ↑
Sun May 26, 2019 8:34 am
Certainly not normal. Never seen an Ozone-kite fail.
The struts do leak though. A bit annoying, but the leaks have never had any practical consequences for me. Not sure if they leak more than other brands? Never owned a kite that wasn’t Ozone.
Hahah.. leaking struts - that is definitely a failed kite! Try to do a 4 hour downwinders with a floppy kite.
Other brand kites don’t leak by themselves. At all.
If I were you, I would go back to Ozone dealer and ask them for new bladder set repair.
Have to disagree with that assessment. I believe ALL kites will start to leak eventually.
I’ve seen leaking valves on Cabrinha , Naish , slingshot , Liquid-force, Takoon , F-1 , and I’m sure the rest of them are being made the same way.
It’s something that I’m sure the manufacturers are well aware of, but actually don’t give a shit. They would rather sell you a new kite when they start to leak.
The only worthwhile solution is to stock up on aquaseal , so you can glue the valves back when they start to fail.