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« on: February 09, 2010, 05:02 AM »

Not a great start to a new sport.
Purchase a 2nd hand kite, break it on the 2nd outing (first outing 0mph winds), then while I'm waiting for spares to arrive I notice this.

The green/gold that you see is electrical tape that I have used in an attempt to slow down the inevitable.

Any tips on what I can do to see me though the rest of summer?
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 05:21 AM »

The very best thing to do is to find another kite flier or club to help push you up the learning curve.

A few pointers from an experience flier and you'll be on your way pretty much.

Is there a kite shop in Perth ? If so, I'd recommend flying something for which they have spare parts / rods.

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 03:54 PM »

while the abrasion is still that small you may have luck just using super glue. Pull the rod out and push the fabric together as much as possible. Might put some wax paper up in the spar tunnel so you don't glue the whole shebang together, then apply the super glue. It will take a while to air dry, it isn't instant unless in a very confined area. Lots of people have had good luck repairing a multitude of problems with super glue.

If you want to go further find a local seamstress and some seatbelt webbing or an old backpack since that looks like cordura, and replace the nose, it's the last piece put on so it's easy to replace. You'll need a soldering iron or woodburner to trim the extra after it's replaced or to cut out the piece if you use cordura.

Make sure the rod has an endcap on it, if it doesn't get one or wrap it with duct tape or something similar leaving some off the end to tuck inside the tube for cushion.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 05:04 PM »

Hey there filpee

Probably the most durable temporary repair is to use a patch of sticky backed kevlar cloth inside the nose.  I can send you some - just PM me your mailing address.

If you want a more permanent repair (replacement nose) at the end of summer I can do that for you too.  There's plenty of Aussie flyers on the forum that will vouch for the quality of my work

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 06:05 PM »

Cheers KaoS,

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 06:10 PM »

There's plenty of Aussie flyers on the forum that will vouch for the quality of my work

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010, 01:42 PM »

Amen to that ! Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 03:04 AM »

Hey I should update this.

Kevlar tape graciously received in the mail. Thank Kaos :-)

Put a patch on the inside and a strip on the outside (just incase) and it has so far held up.
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