Until recently my 09 Rises were performing all fantastic, but after a good year of use I started to get several issues with valves:
- Inflation valve delaminated from the bladder.
- Same thing happened on my other Rise a week later.
- Strut valve blew up after a crash.
- Deflation valve starts to come off as well.
When I was at a kite shop today the guy was pretty much bashing the construction, because the valves were not welded on like other manufacturers would do. According to him Slingshot had that problem in 2005, so after a while the valves all started to come off.
So I was wondering if this is a common problem, and if so, is that sorted out in the 2010 models?
I was planning to keep my kites for a while and don’t want to glue new valves on every now and then..