Fixing/replacing bladders

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Fixing/replacing bladders

Postby snowace » Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:00 pm

I just bought Naish Ar5 9.5, but one of the strut bladders is missing.

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement bladder?

Or how can I make one myself (I found a couple of websites dedicated to making your own kite/bladder, but equipment investment required might be reasonable when making a whole kite, but is definitely prohibitive when it comes to a single bladder).

Anyone has experience ordering from They seam to have cheap bladders.
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Postby V » Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:35 am

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Something to check

Postby Guava » Wed May 14, 2003 7:51 am

Something to check is the bladder seals at the end. Each bladder has a hole in the end to tie a string to, to help pull it out and put it back in. A lot of times the leak is from these seals coming undone slightly, instead of an actual hole in the bladder somewhere. check into that first.
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