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Re: Naish AR5 - neutral zone and bladder pressure

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  • quixand_123
    Thanks for the help guys... They re forecasting 30-50knot winds this weekend so I don t think I ll venture out just yet. Hopefully there ll be a nice day
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 4, 2002
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      Thanks for the help guys...
      They're forecasting 30-50knot winds this weekend so I don't think
      I'll venture out just yet.
      Hopefully there'll be a nice day sometime next week so I can give it
      a go.

      A

      --- In ksurfschool@y..., "Philip" <phil@i...> wrote:
      > Adam,
      >
      > Pump up that Kite!
      > It sounds like the bladders are not firm enough.
      > On a kite of that size you should be able to hold the kite upside
      down
      > in the middle of the leading edge and the leading edge should hold
      its
      > shape./
      > Also check your lines, more front line pressure may be needed, but
      it
      > sounds like under inflation is the main source of the problems.
      >
      > Philip
      >
      > Philip Mann
      > Inland Sea Windsurf Co.
      > http://www.inlandsea.com
      > Kitesite.net
      > http://www.kitesite.net
      > toll free 888-465-2632
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: quixand_123 [mailto:quixand@h...]
      > Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 6:44 AM
      > To: ksurfschool@y...
      > Subject: [ksurfschool] Naish AR5 - neutral zone and bladder pressure
      >
      >
      > Greetings all
      >
      > I am the proud owner of a Naish AR5 9.5m 2nd hand kite. I've tried
      it
      > a couple of times now with a similar problem...
      >
      > No problems getting the kite into the air, but when it gets up
      there
      > I have 2 problems.
      >
      > 1) I dont' seem to be able to get the kite up to the top of the
      > neutral zone. It gets close, but there's still a LOT of pull on the
      > kite. Almost like it isn't going far enough "up" into the wind
      > directly over my head. Make sense?
      >
      > 2) When I start to dive the kite, it tends to collapse in on
      itself.
      > The tips fold in, which makes the kite dive. Closely following that
      > is the kite unfolding as pressure is removed and screaming up into
      > the air. Its fun for the first few minutes, but getting dragged a
      few
      > 100m down the beach like this isnt' much fun. Especially when its
      > very difficult to get the kite above and in control...
      >
      >
      > Any suggestions?
      > How hard should the main bladder be? I'm scared of popping it. At
      the
      > moment I have it firm to touch, but not overly hard. It keeps shape
      > (just) when held up for launch - should I have it harder than this?
      >
      > Thanks
      >
      > Adam
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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    • Rick Howe
      This problem put me off for months!! I did lots of swimming because of this. Pump up the outer bladders!! If there is a bend in the outer bladders it will
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 7, 2002
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        This problem put me off for months!! I did lots of swimming because of this. Pump up the outer bladders!! If there is a bend in the outer bladders it will do what you describe. They have to be straight.
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: quixand_123
        To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 8:43 AM
        Subject: [ksurfschool] Naish AR5 - neutral zone and bladder pressure


        Greetings all

        I am the proud owner of a Naish AR5 9.5m 2nd hand kite. I've tried it
        a couple of times now with a similar problem...

        No problems getting the kite into the air, but when it gets up there
        I have 2 problems.

        1) I dont' seem to be able to get the kite up to the top of the
        neutral zone. It gets close, but there's still a LOT of pull on the
        kite. Almost like it isn't going far enough "up" into the wind
        directly over my head. Make sense?

        2) When I start to dive the kite, it tends to collapse in on itself.
        The tips fold in, which makes the kite dive. Closely following that
        is the kite unfolding as pressure is removed and screaming up into
        the air. Its fun for the first few minutes, but getting dragged a few
        100m down the beach like this isnt' much fun. Especially when its
        very difficult to get the kite above and in control...


        Any suggestions?
        How hard should the main bladder be? I'm scared of popping it. At the
        moment I have it firm to touch, but not overly hard. It keeps shape
        (just) when held up for launch - should I have it harder than this?

        Thanks

        Adam




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