8531[ksurf] Re: Naish Bladder Inflation
- Jan 1, 2000david trewern <davi-@...> wrote:
> In some parts, the seam had pulled away as much as 5mm, and theleading edge bladder is being held together by the threads only. The
fabric at the seam has lost it's stability. None of the
> threads have snapped - so the leading edge is still ok, and seemsstrong. I am worried about this getting worse though - or damaging the
bladder. (You can easily see the bladder through the
> streched threads at the seams.)I first saw this on my wpika 8.5 a long time ago. Bruno Legaignoux
(designer) told me that some stetch was expected (about 3-4 mm) more
was not a good thing. If you use some rubber cement it will reinforce
it and this was his recommendation. I sold the kite so I cannot tell
how long it lasts but i never had problems.
With a naish i assume the same holds.
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