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Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

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Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

Postby noahsw » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:10 pm

They say to never leave a LEI in a hot car because the bladder seals will melt. I'm not an expert on foil kite internals so I was curious if the same rule applied.

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Re: Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

Postby jakemoore » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:34 pm

Different set of problems. I would avoid excessive heat.

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Re: Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

Postby foilholio » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:47 pm

Yes way more heat resistant. No issue leaving them in cars.

Foil kites are very durable and reliable. No burst bladders or slow leaks. No pump :-)
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Re: Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

Postby HALF » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:14 pm

I have a friend instructor who leaves his foil kites in the van all year long in hot spanish weather, some kites are 10+ years old and all of them fly perfectly. I also leave my foils in the roof box, while my LEI comes home with me.
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Re: Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

Postby Goavegas » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:27 pm

LEI kite should not be left in the car whit pumped strut.I’m worry more about storing wet kite.

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Re: Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

Postby jakemoore » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:19 pm

The biggest issue with foil kites is ageing (shrinking) of the bridle. My concern is that heat accelerates this. Arent the lines heated and prestretched? Paraglider manufacturers generally recommend to avoid heat.

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Re: Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

Postby edt » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:07 pm

Answer is Yes, foil kites are incredibly heat resistant. Next question.
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Re: Are foil kites more heat resistant than LEI?

Postby downunder » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:56 am

They are also trees resistant :lol:

And poles, and a lot of other hard stuff :naughty:

The only thing they are not that resistant is a depreciation in value. And megaliters of water inside in some awkward time.


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