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rdavis




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[*] posted on 7-10-2017 at 05:27 PM
SOLD 15m Charger


1st generation 15m Charger, kite and bag only. Bought this used a long time ago and haven't touched it in years. Came with repairs from previous owner. Flew great with the original Navigator bar in the buggy when I first got it. When I switched over to the water, it was apparently suffering from the tip clap that these were known for, because of the split line configuration on the Navi bar. Flew it on an old twin skin bar (simple four lines), which I would recommend, and it flew fine. I was going to mod the Navi bar like Feyd did with his, but never got around to finishing everything. I'm keeping the bar to adapt to my LEI's though. Just trying to get the ball rolling by posting this, so I don't have any pictures yet, but I will take pics ASAP if I get some interest. $100 plus shipping.




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[*] posted on 7-11-2017 at 05:41 PM


Ok, I took a bunch of pictures when I got home this evening and looked over everything. I'm detailing everything I found for full disclosure... The repairs from the previous owner, I believe were professionally done (they look it). The repairs are around the leading edge, mostly on the right side, with another in the middle of the left side. I never had any issues when I used it due to the repairs, which are just patched tears. No split seams or anything like that that I'm aware. Two of kite zippers were a bit stuck, but have been freed. They work fine but are stiff and probably should be since they're waterproof type and you also don't want them coming undone. The pulleys are a bit gritty and likely the original. They're cheap pulleys and known for this, so they could use replacement or removal of the VPC altogether. The spars are the original collapsible aluminum and are missing all but one end cap. One spar doesn't appear to be particularly straight, with a slight bending, but shouldn't pose a problem. I found a crack in the other spar where two pieces join together. There is a wear mark at the end of one of the spar pockets, but no hole. The bag has one main zipper stuck on some fabric but the other works just fine. It might sound like a lot, but the kite flew fine with the right control bar setup, I just wanted everything pointed out for full disclosure. The following link goes to an album I put together on Google Photos.

https://goo.gl/photos/dMqdXfXZaCvVMuYX7





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[*] posted on 7-12-2017 at 02:35 PM


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