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Kite & Bar Maintenance

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:21 pm
by Toby
Kite Maintenance

You will need to maintain your kite to keep it in good flying condition.

- Regularly check your kite and repair the damage before flight. There is a small damage repair kit in the kite bag.
- Flick off all sand before tightening fly lines to pig tails. Tight knots filled with sand will damage the lines.
- Don’t leave your kite on the beach. The elements will quickly deteriorate your precious.
- Keep chemicals away from your kite.
- Clean your kite using low pressure fresh water only.
- Roll your kite up on sand or grass.
- Do not roll on concrete, bitumen or sharp rocky ground.
- Roll and store your kite dry. Wet kites will bleed colors. Fresh water will turn into mould.
- Store your kiteboarding gear in a shaded ventilated area.

Bar Maintenance

You will need to keep in mind these points so your bar and lines last longer.

- Open and close the depower loop assembly to clean regularly. This ensures release action when in a bad situation.
- Clean sand from depower when entering water. Do not fly for long periods when the bar is covered in sand.
- Replace worn out lines; It’s not worth loosing your kite.
- Flick sand from your line ends before connecting to the kite. Sand in tight knots will damage your lines.
- Always store your kiteboarding gear in a shaded ventilated area.