I currently have a 2008 12m Rise and 2008 16m Rise.
I was wondering if leaving the strut bladders partially inflated and then rolling up the kite without folding it when done for the day would extend the life of the kite. The kite would be placed in the expanded bag after rolling it up.
It seems like if the bladders are deflated so that the kite can be placed inside the bag without expanding, it would shorten the life of the kite since the kite’s material is being folded and creases put into the material.
When I used to hang glide, that was one of our main concerns; rolling up the glider with as little folding as possible to extend the life of the material on the hang glider.
Any comments or actual facts would be greatly appreciated.