rise 14 main tube replacement help!!!!

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OK so I’ve replaced the main tube of my rise 14 (4 x actually to get the twists out), but each time I inflate it, the valves to the struts (except the center one) get sucked into the main tube.

It seems as though the bladder is too short. I checked and it is labled as a Rise 14 bladder.

Does anyone have any experience with this, similar issues, or tips.

Wind is FINALLY coming back, so I thank you for your help.

Derek

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Derek

I’m surprised that you haven’t had a reply from someone on this one. Thankfully for me I have had no experience of replacing a leading edge bladder but I know from ‘sunrise’ on this forum that it is no easy task. The biggest problem being aligning the valves to the holes in the leading edge sleeve. I think that it’s because the tube is still slightly twisted. Why don’t you try inflating it slowly and just manipulating the tube over it’s whole length as you do so?

Hope this is helpful?

andy

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