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Title: Kite Parts suppliers
Post by: CrankyThunder on November 11, 2012, 12:38 PM
Good After Noon Everyone! 

Semi Newbie here, at least to delta kites.

Went flying today and noticed that I have lost a nock for one of the minor spars on my kite. 

Can you guys recommend a good kite part supply house for online purchases?

My local kite store is almost a hundred miles away and his web site does not have parts and peices. 

I figure i should get some spare nocks, spars, and I also am looking for a spare ferrule for my flexifoil as well.   Also, do you guys  recommend a dab of glue on the nocks to prevent loss?

My appreciation in advance!

Regards,
Cranky


Title: Re: Kite Parts suppliers
Post by: mikenchico on November 11, 2012, 12:54 PM
How about the shop that sponsors this Forum?

http://www.chicokites.com/store/ (http://www.chicokites.com/store/)

Steve is the best to work with and for a nock he'll usually post it in an envelope rather then a $5.50 box.


Title: Re: Kite Parts suppliers
Post by: Wayner on November 11, 2012, 02:15 PM
How about the shop that sponsors this Forum?

[url]http://www.chicokites.com/store/[/url] ([url]http://www.chicokites.com/store/[/url])

Steve is the best to work with and for a nock he'll usually post it in an envelope rather then a $5.50 box.


You can't beat that ;)

Happy flying


Title: Re: Kite Parts suppliers
Post by: thief on November 11, 2012, 03:40 PM
Good After Noon Everyone! 

Semi Newbie here, at least to delta kites.

Went flying today and noticed that I have lost a nock for one of the minor spars on my kite. 

Can you guys recommend a good kite part supply house for online purchases?

My local kite store is almost a hundred miles away and his web site does not have parts and peices. 

I figure i should get some spare nocks, spars, and I also am looking for a spare ferrule for my flexifoil as well.   Also, do you guys  recommend a dab of glue on the nocks to prevent loss?

My appreciation in advance!

Regards,
Cranky

Def put a spot of a superglue type adhesive into the nock when you put it on the rod....you might want to do this when the rod is NOT in the kite as you might accidentally glue the rod to the skin of the kite if the glue dribbles down the rod... (done that!)

The super glue-ish stuff that I recommend is Zap a Gap http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=103 (http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=103) The best part about the stuff is that it is a gap filling material...as opposed to other types of cryano acralates that are thinner this stuff is tichk and can fill in the space between a ferrule and rod, or red and nock very nicely to form a stronger bond.

Here at Chico kites you have a few choices for nocks: http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=30 (http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=30)
You also have some rod choices: http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=18 (http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=18) (try to match as closely as you can to the original rods!)

The flexi ferrule is a bit more specific...google it and you should be able to find some dealers who have them on hand..





Title: Re: Kite Parts suppliers
Post by: CrankyThunder on November 12, 2012, 06:46 AM
Thanks everybody!  I just put in a order with chico kites!


Title: Re: Kite Parts suppliers
Post by: rncembal on November 12, 2012, 07:50 AM
While I don't fly flexies much any more . I never broke a ferrule ever. On either of my ten foots or on my eight stack of 6 foots or my 16 stack of 4 foots. I broke rods and had to pull rod ends from ferrule but never even bent a ferrule.
Rob