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« on: September 11, 2017, 09:56 AM »

Hi all,

I'm looking for some of these tapered soft inserts called “pings” or “plugs”, used in replacement of vinyl endcaps when the kite’s nose on the Leading Edge was very narrow.

Where is it still possible to find these vintage parts, please?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. : these fittings were available in green (big), blue (medium) and red (small) sizes.

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 10:00 AM »

Do you mean these:
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G-Force / Skinny PING (plug-in G-Force) and PINS (plug-in Skinny)

The precision made PINS and PING's are designed to allow cost saving and design flexibility by enabling you to connect pultruded spars to the G-Force and Skinny wrapped tubes. A dynamite idea conceived in conjunction with FSD.

these were hard plastic, but i could see them reinforcing the edge of the rod.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 10:02 AM »

oh, i remember those...but i have no clue where they were from....
I would be included to put a daub of hot melt glue in the end of the rod....
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 09:42 AM »

Look right, A Wind of Change, http://www.awindofchange.com/product/goo-converterferrule.html
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 10:08 AM »

I would go for hot melt glue or maybe a pencil eraser sanded down.....
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 01:01 PM »


Thanks but the plugs I’m looking for are soft, short, tapered and made in the USA ; the FSD converter ferrules are hart, long, straight and made in Europe.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 02:22 PM »

seems much harder to find with the flat cap on it

http://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Powder-Coating-Masking-Stoppers/dp/B00KZ0W4J0

only posted link as i couldn't find from a sponsor or kite supplier (remove if necessary).
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