OEM kite bladder replacements can be very expensive and quite often for older kite models replacement bladders are no longer available. Aftermarket replacement bladders with stick on valves are an option but over time these stick on valves tend to de-laminate, especially in hot climates. A kite bladder repair is almost always the best option. Since bladder material will not deteriorate over time and a professional repair will be as strong as the original bladder it perfectly makes sense to repair a damaged bladder and to reduce our carbon footprint/waste. We have PU films available in different thicknesses and apply several different bladder repair options. Depending on the size of the bladder damage we either replace the affected area with a new piece of film with one of our welders or special adhesive. For very small punctures we apply self adhesive patches or small stickers.
We test all our repaired bladders for leaks before we ship them back to you. In case of a large blow out please let us know if there were any leaks before the incident in your bladder! It is very frustrating to remove a freshly installed kite bladder after a repair in order to patch additional and previous damages.
We always recommend sending the kite with bladder. Usually small holes only can be detected with the bladder installed and pumped at high pressure. So please send your kite with the damaged bladder.