Even after nearly 2 decades of mass production, kite manufactures are still struggling with the valve assembly and their customers are the ones suffering. Should you own a kite that rapidly deflated without any impact or loud bang you probably can blame a de-laminated valve. It is easy to repair but does take a bit of time.
Older kites tend to suffer from UV damaged valves that are brittle and start breaking. The available after market valves do work well and usually can be installed rather quickly.
Unfortunately for both instances there is a golden rule: If one goes, the other ones usually follow. We will check for you before the repair and let you know.
Here are the 2 repair methods:
Re-glue De-laminated Valves
As long as your de-laminated valve is not damaged the method of re-gluing is very effective, keeps your kite original but unfortunately is quite time intensive. We are using a heat resistant PU adhesive that is water resistant and will never fail even with the kite permanently stored in your hot car.
Damaged valves must be replaced with aftermarket self adhesive stick on valves. Usually this works quite well and gives you a long lasting repair. We have several different styles in stock and try to match them with the original ones.