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No kite pumps in CO

Postby dracop » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:00 am

Wow, so I am in CO on a ski trip and am trying to find a pump as I did not pack one.

There are no kite shops and in the winter all of the SUP shops put their stuff in storage.

I am left with a local instructor charging $50 for an Ozone Mega Pump or waiting on amazon Prime to deliver a cheap double action pump.

Word to the wise, if you try to go snowkiting in CO, bring your own pump despite the hassle of packing it.

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Re: No kite pumps in CO

Postby Greenturtle » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:08 am

walmart has them if you're near one, $10
I think in the air matress section

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Re: No kite pumps in CO

Postby Jbrook » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:20 pm

Yep walmart or any sports stores.

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Re: No kite pumps in CO

Postby matthepp » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:19 pm

I got plenty o' pumps. The real issue at hand is that there is no effing snow in CO.

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Re: No kite pumps in CO

Postby kitejumping » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:06 pm

You could use mine if I had one but I only own and fly foils :wink: did we meet the other day on lake dillon? I was on a 15m foil roaming around in not much wind. Snow on the lake should be good after this storm passes.

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Re: No kite pumps in CO

Postby Matteo V » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:20 am

dracop wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:00 am

I am left with a local instructor charging $50 for an Ozone Mega Pump.....
If it is a tall "WMFG" style pump, it is worth it. Everyone I let use mine buys one. I paid $60.

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Re: No kite pumps in CO

Postby CaptainArgh » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:48 pm

Agreed. I used the WMFG style pump (same pump but Slingshot branded) last week in sub zero temps and it was awesome! I'll never travel to snow with the old style pump again. In cold weather the older pumps seem to be 3 times the work they are at the beach. I think that inner chamber seal is just cheaper and lets a lot more air go past it. Pumped my 12M all week without issue and didn't seem any harder than a sea level 80 degree day inflation, which was a surprise as I was at 10,000' in -10 F. Worth the extra size to fly with that pump for sure.

I suspect you are home now, but I hope you bought the mega pump from the local instructor.

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