I have a 2008 Rise 12m. A slight bulge formed on the underside of the strut that’s just left of center. Failing to take care of it, the bladder blew and made a large rip about 8-10 inches along the seam.
My first question: how should I go about repairing it? I will need to replace the bladder and take care of the seam. Where can you purchase replacement bladders? What should I use to mend the rip? Would you recommend having it professionally repaired?
Secondly, I am looking to expand my quiver (my 12m is my only kite). I have heard a lot of positives about the 2010 rises. I’m about 70kgs and use the 12 in anything above 10 knots or so, but want a kite that gives me the ability to ride when its blowing 15-20 knots. 8m? or 9m?
Thanks for your help!