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Can you retrofit, or make a one way valve on a Naish kite?

Postby flyyboyy » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:21 pm

I am referring to the valve that stops the air rushing out as you put the stopper on after pumping.

I am assuming it is simply a little plece of stiff rubber inside that prevents the reverse flow.

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Re: Can you retrofit, or make a one way valve on a Naish kit

Postby tautologies » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:01 pm

flyyboyy wrote:I am referring to the valve that stops the air rushing out as you put the stopper on after pumping.

I am assuming it is simply a little plece of stiff rubber inside that prevents the reverse flow.
Hey which kite are you talking about?
Which valve? The main inflation valve?

If it is very cold and hard to stop the airflow by pinching the valve, try to fast at just putting your thumb on the hole. If you are fast, barely any air will escape.

The newer kites have a ball int he inflation valve.

Either way I do not think adding anything in the valves is a good solution.
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Re: Can you retrofit, or make a one way valve on a Naish kit

Postby skyte » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:51 pm

Flexifoil sell one way valves for about £0.99p so you could cut the old one off and glue one in its place but its really easy to do what Tautologies says above and just put your finger on the end of the valve!

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Re: Can you retrofit, or make a one way valve on a Naish kit

Postby Gueroo » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:33 am

Naish are one pump kites if its not old!
close the struts and pump it up from the main LE valve
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