Good After Noon Everyone!
Semi Newbie here, at least to delta kites.
Went flying today and noticed that I have lost a nock for one of the minor spars on my kite.
Can you guys recommend a good kite part supply house for online purchases?
My local kite store is almost a hundred miles away and his web site does not have parts and peices.
I figure i should get some spare nocks, spars, and I also am looking for a spare ferrule for my flexifoil as well. Also, do you guys recommend a dab of glue on the nocks to prevent loss?
My appreciation in advance!
Def put a spot of a superglue type adhesive into the nock when you put it on the rod....you might want to do this when the rod is NOT in the kite as you might accidentally glue the rod to the skin of the kite if the glue dribbles down the rod... (done that!)
The super glue-ish stuff that I recommend is Zap a Gap http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=103
The best part about the stuff is that it is a gap filling material...as opposed to other types of cryano acralates that are thinner this stuff is tichk and can fill in the space between a ferrule and rod, or red and nock very nicely to form a stronger bond.
Here at Chico kites you have a few choices for nocks: http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=30
You also have some rod choices: http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=18
(try to match as closely as you can to the original rods!)
The flexi ferrule is a bit more specific...google it and you should be able to find some dealers who have them on hand..