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#1 mbro

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:29 PM

Had a great day flying today, wind was awesome after not having any for at least a month or soPosted Image Anyway putting my kite away I always try to check it out for wear and what not , I found two small tears in my LE screen. There about 1/4" long or so and I'd like to fix them before they get bigger. Anybody tell me the best way???
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#2 antman

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:59 PM

tear aid tape.. i use very small piece of it on both sides of the kite .. if they are bery small tears it will work..i have a ton of revs and only a few of them have had this problem ..its the only way i know ho to fix it .. im sure a few others have better ways but this has worked for me
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#3 Jim Foster

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:35 PM

I sew the tear using a zig zag stitch. Works well.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:44 AM

If you have access to a sewing machine I'd do what Jim suggests. If not and you can sew by hand I would just stitch it together that way.

Antman's repair idea is good for sails, I am not sure how it would work on the screening.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:01 PM

Thanks jim and alden, I stitched it up today(by hand), Used a slightly heavyer nylon thread that i use for fly tying. should do the trickPosted Image Now if I can get some wind around here to test itPosted Image

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