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Patchouli
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« on: January 15, 2012, 07:09 AM »

Just got back from a fantastic trip in the Mayan Riviera Mexico.  I flow my kites twice a day every day! Ocean wind was like a fan....constant!!! It was my first time flying on a beach. I did some tip stand and total submerge launch in the ocean. I was wondering is there any special care I need to do? Like washing/rinsing/soaping and taking care of my kites body/frame? Also to remove the sand?

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 07:27 AM »

Usually most sand will dry and fall or brush off the kite, but short of removing the entire frame, there wil always be a few kernels that will stay in leading edge pockets and around the seams of the nose and stand-off fittings....No biggy, IMO.

I think the general consensus around here will be that one should always rinse salt water off the kite once it has been immersed.  I always leave the kite assembled without tension or stand-offs attached to the LS and stick it in a shower and let it air dry untensioned.  Of course you could always put it together and fly it again wet, which would proably be the most expedient way to dry it.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 10:05 AM »

That excaltly what I needed. Merci!
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