The original vinyl tubing connectors on my Action Kites NoNaMe (circa 1988 -89) were always a little loose and I even once dropped the top spreader while in flight (I found it). After various attempts to resolve it with tape I have, after 25 years, decided to replace the tubing itself.
The spars are 9mm outside diameter and I have some new 9mm inside diameter tubing ready to go. It's certainly tighter than the factory tubing and will probably
work. But the new tubing is just a tiny
bit too loose.
Is there any way to handle this without tape? I've thought about using a heated flat bladed screwdriver to put some ridges in the tubing. I've also thought about stretching heated tubing a little bit. But I'm not sure these would work. So I figured I would ask here. Someone must have run into this before
Many thanks in advance for any advice.