I had an RRD Obsession that had a hole in the tube. That was hard to find.
If the locks are not closed, then if you are out on the water and lose a strut, the whole kite deflates and you have a swim in. I used to not lock/pinch the tubes from the leading edge to the struts and one day while my kite was on the beach, a strut blew and the whole kite deflated in a matter of minutes. After that I locked/pinched the tubes. Also some older kites have a one-way valve from the leading edge to each strut that is internal and each strut has a deflate valve. My Yarga hybrid has this configuration. No need to pinch/lock a tube.
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