What i want to know is it reparable [fairly straight rip] and if so anyone know of any good quick repairmen. Darwin would be easiest for me but Cairns or Townsvill would be ok as im in Gove so has to be posted anyway Had 2 repairs from Moti Levy Kite Repairs. He does quick turn around. Basicly, fill in the repair form, send it off, wait a few days and it's back.
by: Tim Elverston — founder of WindFire Designs and our repair service.
If I cant help for whatever reason I can put you in touch with someone who can. Or you could make a DIY repair. DIY Repairs. It will get worse and could result in a long swim. Pinholes on the canopy caused by wear and tear — Very Easy. Small leaks in Bladder — Easy to repair, difficult to find. Larger leaks in Bladder — Easy to find, more tricky to repair. Some new kites come with this. Black is very common on most kites. Surface preparation is the key when using self adhesive tapes.
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It's easy to damage your kite. Whether you're packing, transporting or riding, the kite's ripstop fabric will be in contact with multiple surfaces and objects. It could your nails, but it can also be a rock, sand and water. If you found a very large rip on your kite more than ten centimeters , you should let a professional fix it. However, if you feel you've got what it takes to repair the damaged area, then let's do it properly. Lay the damaged area out flat in a clean space with no sharp objects to work on; 2.
We see a lot of kites that come in with repairs that are done at home, or even on the beach or field. If you need professional repairs, or if you are doing them yourself, keep every shred of cloth intact. Even if the fabric looks terrible, every little piece of cloth is like forensic information that will help whomever repairs the kite to restore the shape perfectly. If you see damage after a crash, take the pressure of the lines instantly or as soon as you can safely. We know this seems obvious, but all too often we hear of damage getting worse seconds after the kite has crashed from a regretful pilot who says they should've unhooked. This goes against your monkey reflex to hold on.