I just moved from San Francisco to Maui for the summer and bought two brand new 6m and 10m Rise a couple of weeks ago.
After almost one week with just light wind on Maui I could finally check out my new kites today.
The 6m rocks! Super fast and pure fun.
But when I went out with the 10m in the late afternoon after about 5-10 minutes the kite just collapsed and fell from the sky. After I got to the kite I saw that the leading edge was empty. After pumping in some air again I figured out that it is leaking air at the tube connection from the front bladder to the outer strut bladder on the side where the little tube is connected to the leading edge bladder. I didn’t open it up yet, but you can hear that the air is coming out there. :evil:
Since the wind is back now and I’d like to get out there as soon as possible and hope to get a new exchange kite as fast as I can get. Should I solve this issue directly with the shop where I bought the kite or will OR do the exchange?
Unfortunately I threw away the check sheet, but as far as I can remember it was dated with 10/08.
OR: Please contact me via private message and I’ll give you my e-mail address and cell phone number.