Yep that's why I got rid of my old GKs I used to do these crazy long rides in the mangroves between islands going 15km away or more in crocodile country after a couple of incidents you get the feelings it's time for a new kite.badgb21 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:35 pmOne day you may need that kite to be reliable to save you, if in trouble - It's hard enough without using old kit.
You'll pi$$ more money on it, trying to fix it, than it's worth.
My guess it's like a piece of old lettuce now.
If you don't want to stump up for a new kite then try shops like these for used stuff.
Call them as the websites are often out of date.
I don't know whether to laugh or to cry about this post.Heydude348 wrote: ↑Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:05 pmRecently picked up a second hand GK TRIX 2008.First kite Ive ever owned.So Heres the issue.I attempt to inflate it and she no hold air.So I do a little investigating and find the full valves have come loose from the “bladder”.
So my question is
A) Does Globe warranty these?
B) Is this a common issue and an easy fix?
It appears the valves are not glued in.Are they made that way to “give “ if over inflated?
The two main fills were loose along with the cables for the “ribs” that extend on the kite as well.
Anyone ever run into this issue?
Thanks for your time
I don't see anything wrong with using older kites, when they were good ones to begin with. Of course if the kite had been used for 12 years, is all worn out, stretched out, if the bar is falling apart, or has had three hundreds of hours, then sure... But most likely, that kite had barely a season of usage overall, sat in a garage for a decade before the owner finally decided to move on and give it away, or sell it for a few dollars, or biff it.
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