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How to install your Leading Edge bladder

1. This works best with a friend to help

2.  Lay your kite out, struts up. Be sure to lay the LE flat so it looks like the bladder to avoid twists

3.  Lay the bladder out flat.

4.  Fold the bladder, accordion style from the middle to the ends.

5.  Place the bladder on the leading edge to one side of the access opening.

6.  Tie one of the lines to one tip of the bladder.

7.  One person at the tip to pull the bladder thru.

8.  The other person at the access to feed the bladder flat and strait.

9.  When the bladder comes thru the tip stop pulling.

10. Now move the folded half of the bladder to the other side of the access.

11. Pull the other side thru.

12. Secure the tips as they were originally installed.

13. Put the valves into place, being careful to not create any twists.

14. Close the access velcro or zipper.

  Tips for pumping up your kite

1.  Pump up about of the way.

2.  Check for wrinkles or twists before continuing.

3.  If there are any twists or voids you will blow bladder.

4.  Also if the bladder is not seated properly the steering will be affected.

5.  When the orientation looks good, slowly pump up and check as you go.

6.  Moving and shaking the leading edge seems to help.

7.  Sometimes there is no other option other than reinstalling.  

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          Contact information         

Jim Haddox                                                                                                                                                              58 Seaview Drive                                                                                            Ormond Beach, FL 32176                    

Email   mailto:jhaddox@cfl.rr.com    Phone   386-847-0483

 

 

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