Rev Shockwave - Repair Leading Edge?

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Rev Shockwave - Repair Leading Edge?

Postby goestoeleven » Mon, Sep 27 2010, 11:57 PM

I have a chance to buy a used Shockwave at a pretty good price (no lines), but the issue is there's a small cut in the leading edge fabric right where the kite is folded to go into the bag. I think from the (blurry) picture he sent, it might be about an inch long. Is this repairable with tape or sewing . . . or should I pass on the kite since the leading edge will be under stress? Anybody have experience repairing a rev on the leading edge?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Rev Shockwave - Repair Leading Edge?

Postby TeamTrejo » Tue, Sep 28 2010, 06:23 AM

Please post a photo.

That's a pretty common place for the LE to rip. It's reparable with Dacron tape, available at most kite stores. If it's a really good deal, go for it but it may be tough to resell later.

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Re: Rev Shockwave - Repair Leading Edge?

Postby Mike » Tue, Sep 28 2010, 07:42 AM

The repair is easy as Isaac said.

The Shockwave is a very different sort of Rev to fly though.
It's not used for precision flying, but if you like lots of pull and speed, then this is the kite to get.

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