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How to repair your leading edge - kitesurfing tutorial

 Soulkite shows you how to change a leading edge :

 

Before starting to fix your kite, your kite must be cleaned and especially without sand or salt.

 

 1 - Open the extremity of the strut, remove the scratch and take out the bladder.

        

2 - Attach a line on the valve, to return easily the bladder to the same place at the end of the repair. 

 

3 - Push the valve into the strut, then pull the line at the extremity. You kite bladder will be outside of the strut/leading edge.

 

 

 4 - Inflate your bladder gently. You can then put it under water to spot the hole, or the leaking valve. Use a permanent marker to spot the place to fix.

Then you need to dry your kite bladder, and clean the hole with a non alcoholic pad.

    

 

5 - You can stick patches inside and outside of the hole and add glue if necessary.

  

  

 

6 - Put back the strut inside the leading edge, the most flat as possible to avoid twists.   

  

 

7 - Inflate gently your kite to check if the repair works, then close the scratch at the extremity of the strut or leading edge.

 

 

 

For more help and more information on kite repairs in Perth, Please contact Soulkite.

 

 

 

 

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