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Kite Maintenance

I definitely don’t baby my kites! I give them a beating when I fly because if anything breaks, it’s most likely possible to repair. That said, I don’t abuse them on purpose, but I guess my flying style is a bit like that. Anyway, this means a bit of tear and wear of my kites, but most can be fixed and here's how!

Introduction to Kite Maintenance

This is a quick introduction to the brand new video series on how to maintain you kites. How to fix things that break or wear. 

Replaced spreader and patching a torn LE pocket

In Episode 1 I’ll replace a lost upper spreader and patch a small hole in the leding edge pocket on a Cosmic TC UL:

Replacing a worn out bridle leg

In Episode 2 I will show you how to replace a worn out bridle leg. It may sounds difficult, but it’s actually no big of a deal!

Cutting Carbon and Glass Fibre Rods

If you’re into flying and/or building kites, sooner or later you will have to cut a spar. In this tutorial I show you how to do it!

A hole in your sail? Well, just patch it!

When I pulled one of my Rokkakus out of its bag I found that one of its seams had been torn. In this video I’ll show how to fix it!

So Your Leading Edge Needs a Repair!

I suddenly discovered a tiny dent in my A-Quad’s leading edge and something clearly was broken. But what exactly was the problem! 

Checking That the Ferrules are OK

After having fixed the LE of my A-Quad Storm, I suddenly remembered thet I’d forgotten to check the ferrules!

Patching a Hole in the Sail Using Super Glue

Just like there are more ways leading to Rome, there are more ways to patch the holes in your sail. Here’s another one!

So Your Leading Edge Needs a Repair!

I suddenly discovered a tiny dent in my A-Quad’s leading edge and something clearly was broken. But what exactly was the problem! 

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