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Tips & Tricks 04 September 2015

Kite Bladder Re-installation Manual

This video manual guides you thru the whole process of kite bladder replacement - removal and insertion, both strut and leading edge. It will show you how to do it and where to be careful and do it safely and effortlessly, without any damages to the kite.

[icon name="icon-warning-sign"] WARNING

Get help when changing inflatable bladders. Check the bladder orientation prior usage. Twisted or improperly inserted bladder can cause decreased performance or damage to the kite!

Step by step procedures:

STRUT REMOVAL

S1. Detach one pump tube from the valve (if any)
S2. Connect the rope to the valve and push the valve into the bladder
S3. Open the strut's end and pull the bladder out of the tube

STRUT INSERTION

S1. Fold front of the bladder inside itself and connect the rope to the valve
S2. Connect the rope to the valve and push the valve into the bladder
S3. Insert the bladder back to the tuba carefully, do not twist it!
S4. Push the valve back to the valve hole
S5. Inflate the bladder to 1/3, tap on it to position itself correctly
S6. Align the rest of the bladder with the strut, push the excess bladder back in, do not twist it and close the strut end
S7. Fully inflate the bladder, but be careful for twists!
S8. Mount one pum system back (if any)

LEADING EDGE REMOVAL

S1. Open kite's tip end and connect rope to the bladder end
S2. Push all valves into the LE tube
S3. Pull the bladder out from the tube thru kite's middle zipper
S4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other half of the LE tube

LEADING EDGE INSERTION

S1. Nicely lay kite flat down and attach rope to the bladder end
S2. Pull stacked bladder into the kite back thru middle zipper
S3. Pull valves back thru the valve holes
S4. Mount one pump system back (if any)
S5. Detach the rope off the bladder, help the bladder to align itself
S6. Repeat steps 1-5 on the other half of the leading edge
S7. Close the tube's middle zipper
S8. Inflate the bladder to 1/3, tap on it to position itself correctly
S9. Align both tips of the bladder with the tube ends and close them
S10. Fully inflate the bladder, but be careful for the twists!

Services 21 December 2014

Kite Repair Services

Dr.Tuba was established because of kite repairing. Back in 2008 we start repairing bladders with a small impulse sealer and now we're using only profesional machines to fix all kinds of problems on kites. We use only the best polyester fabrics, like Dimension Polyant dacron or Teijin risptop and original spare parts. All repairs are done on professional machines to ensure best quality service. All our repairs comes with one year warranty.

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