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Cees Kerkmeijer
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Re: Ozone leading edge bladder failures?

Postby Cees Kerkmeijer » Tue May 28, 2019 9:50 pm

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2397042&start=30

I have a similar issue with my 12m v1 Enduro, the problem started after having used the kite about 10 times. Very "vague" leakage, I think it's due to the construction of the wing tips, see the above-referenced thread. The le bladder has been repaired once now (it took 3 visits to the kite repair center who initially couldn't find the leak). Now after having used the kite for 2 sessions it's leaking again.

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Re: Ozone leading edge bladder failures?

Postby JaZone » Wed May 29, 2019 2:35 pm

What about putting some tear aid tape on the bladder , just where it goes through the little retainer bungee , to make thicker and prevent the chafing that wears through the bladder.

Or, some sort of sleeve or sock to cover the bladder end.
I would get an old kite and cut some canopy material and make something.
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Re: Ozone leading edge bladder failures?

Postby jjm » Wed May 29, 2019 8:54 pm

First thing to check with a leaky leading edge is to make sure there is no sand in the boston valve threads and gasket.

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Re: Ozone leading edge bladder failures?

Postby petato2 » Thu May 30, 2019 8:55 am

Hi all,

Any experience on this bladders issue from users of Ozone Reo ??

I am planning to buy a v3 or v4 and a bit concern now.

I know valves fall apart with years2 of use, but not almost new

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Re: Ozone leading edge bladder failures?

Postby Cees Kerkmeijer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:40 pm

A kite buddy of mine just had all his bladders replaced (under warranty) of his 12 meter v2 Enduro, apparently something to do with bacteria in the glue for the bladders. (???) Never heard of this before.... In the meantime my 9 and 12 v1 Enduro's (100% without sand in the Boston valve threads and gasket) have been at the kite repair centre for more than 1 week now, haven't heard anything yet. I purchased both kites new, the 12 (which I don't use much) started leaking after about having been used 10 times and the 9 after about 30 sessions. Hardly any sand, not subject to "basking" in the hot sun (I kite mainly on inland lakes in the Netherlands), no crashing, no drag launching, just simple freeriding, this seems like a quality issue to me.

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Re: Ozone leading edge bladder failures?

Postby ScoopZ » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:48 pm

Have you found where they are leaking?

I have older catalysts from 2013/14 and I'm now finding slow leaks from the boston valve due to over tightening, replacing the male part hasn't solved it on one of my kites and using ptfe tape had negligible effect. So im now cutting off the valve to replace it.


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