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harveystubbs
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Vented kites - Help

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:09 pm

Kites like the talon, cosmic and ds vent have Dacron to reinforce the sail where the vent holes are. How do you get the Dacron to stick well to the icarex? Is there a special adhesive or do people just rely of the adhesive Dacron you can buy off the shelf? thanks :cool:
 
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Re: Vented kites - Help

Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:12 am

Hi, own a DS online Benson vented page (The vent holes are hot cut and reinforced with clear Mylar.)
Brought kite s/h in very well used condition + Have had no problems with adhesion of tape.
Hope this helps?
 
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Re: Vented kites - Help

Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 am

I 'think' self adhesive is perfectly acceptable but as always quality varies by price. The stuff I have is super sticky and won't come off once adhered.

I'll ask Mark (JoE) what he used on the Talons when I see him at Filey this weekend.
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Re: Vented kites - Help

Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:02 am

Harvey, asked the man himself and the material used on the Talons is Insignia cloth, which is more commonly used to put numbers onto boat sails.

Hope this answers the question pal.
Ian
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