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breezin
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« on: April 16, 2018, 03:18 PM »

Hydra comes with a Dynamic T15 lower spreader. Had a wrap around left side of kite. Yanked to hard trying to spin out and broke female LS. Got kite to ground with no further issues. Would it be better to replace LS with Sky Shark Nitro? If so what size?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 05:00 PM »

You could contact Kent at A Wind of Change and get Dynamic spars for your kite.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 07:22 PM »

I'm not familiar with dynamic tubes, but either skyshark nitro or 5pt tubes should work fine. I would pick whatever option is cheaper (dynamic vs skyshark), you probably wouldn't feel a difference either way. If you go with skyshark, i would recommend replacing both LS spars and not mismatching.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 12:58 AM »

Better check the ferrule width.  It's probably 10 years since I last had to replace the LS on a Dynamic sparred kite and I seem to recall that the ferrule widths are different between the two.  I'm fairly certain the switch to Skyshark 5PT required a change of Centre-T as well.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 10:03 AM »

Talked to Paul and going to stay with the Dynamic T15. He said the ferrule should be the standard .240. Extremely pleased with the Hydra. As hard as I am on kites surprised this is my first repair on it. The only other kite Iv'e had that screams do it, do it is the Addiction. Hydra is better and for the price point should be.Very exciting kite.Thanks for the replies.
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