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6 Tips to Make Your Kite Last Longer

6 Tips to Make Your Kite Last Longer

With over 10 years in the kite repair business, we at FixMyKite.com have seen it all. We’re often asked about what can be done to prolong the life of kites. With this in mind we’ve made a quick list below to help you keep your kite in your hands and not in ours!

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WORKBENCH: Ghetto Kite Fixes

WORKBENCH: Ghetto Kite Fixes

Have you ever been on a long downwinder and have something break? Ever been on a kite vacation where the nearest shop is hundreds of miles away? Sometimes gear breaks and you just don’t have the resources to fix it the right way. Here are a few quick fixes to get you back on the water, or at least to get you to where you need to go.

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Suffering Bladder Issues?

Suffering Bladder Issues?

While today’s kites are much more durable than the ones built a few years ago (just ask someone who’s been kiting for more than five years how often they had to repair bladders in the past), a damaged bladder is still a fairly common problem.

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How Far Do You Push Wear?

How Far Do You Push Wear?

This being the one part of kite equipment that requires periodic maintenance, the condition of a rider’s main depower line can give you hints about the personality of the kiter.

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WORKBENCH: Taking Care of Your Rubber: Wetsuit Repairs

Unlike a pair of well-worn jeans, wetsuits do not get more comfortable with age.

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WORKBENCH: The Ultimate Kite Pump

No more kinked nozzle hoses. No more running back to your car for extra tools or repair materials. And best of all, no more bending over to pump up your kite!

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Kite Fix Economics 101

So here is the situation... You lent your kite to your "buddy" and he went and landed it on a stick he didn't see on the beach. Now your favorite 2007 kite has a two foot long tear down the middle of the canopy. So now what?

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DIAL IN YOUR CONTROL BAR

Your control bar is your connection to your kite. It’s how you control its steering and power, and it’s what transfers the power of the kite to you. Your bar is a relatively small piece of equipment, but it can ruin your session if it does not work right.

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Parking Lot Kiteboarding Repair Kit

There may be nothing more frustrating than broken gear. If you have never had any gear problems, you have not been kiting for very long.

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DIY Kite Repair

Not every kite repair needs to be sent in to a professional. If the damage is relatively simple and clean, you can repair the canopy of your kite yourself, reduce your downtime and even save some money.

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Ten Tips to Help Preserve Your Kite.

There are always questions going around on how to care for your kite. While caring for your kite involves very little maintenance, following a few simple guidelines will increase the longevity of your kite. 1. Sand. The number one enemy. ...

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