So I have a small (slow leaking) hole on my 15m leading edge bladder's inflate valve (slingshot fuel 15m). Has anybody had any experience repairing le bladder valves? What's the best method? So far I have come across...
1) airtime u-stick valves: http://www.airtimekite.com/index.php/ai ... alves.html
2) using bladder patches cut to size: http://www.oceanextremesports.com/kiteb ... patch.html
(one of many kinds)
3) buying a whole new le bladder (I want to avoid this if possible)
4) anything else?
Also, my friend has a bunch of #3 struts that have the same type of valve leakage problems (on both his 9m and 16m). However, he already tried to repair the leak between the valve and the bladder using some type of marine glue. Sadly, it did not work out so well for him and he is debating whether to buy new struts or attempt to patch.
Thanks for any advice in advance,