Fix My Kite Tuff Bladders are different from any other bladder on the market. Over 2x as durable, these bladders have been specifically developed to withstand the abuse of kiteboarding. The big secret to our bladders is stretch. While other bladders are stiff and pop easily, the polyurethane tuff bladders stretch when put under pressure and then quickly go back to their original shape. Use Tuff bladders in any kite when you want the toughest, most durable bladder available.
The Fix My Kite Tuff Bladders are bladder blanks, meaning they are just the bladders with no valves. In order to use these in a kite you will need to purchase the self-stick valves for your kite in addition to this bladder.
To properly measure the bladder size you'll need to remove the bladder from the kite. Lay the kite out flat with the strut side up. Disconnect any one pump hoses from the leading edge valves and push the valves into the casing. Open the zipper located near the center of the leading edge. Open the Velcro flaps or zipper on the wing tips of the kite and pull the bladder out (through the wing tip ends) of the casing a few inches. Using the fly lines from your kite bar, larks head a line to each of the bladder ends sticking out of the wingtips. Have a friend hold the leading edge casing at the wingtip to keep the leading edge flat and straight while you pull half the bladder out of the center of the kite. Repeat on the other side to remove the other half of the bladder. Leave the fly lines inside the leading edge casing so you can use them to pull the new bladder in later. Once you have the bladder out of the kite, measure the bladder from end to end and choose the equal size or next size up if the bladder is between sizes.
Feet to Meters conversion:
21 feet = 6.40 meters
25 feet = 7.62 meters
28 feet = 8.53 meters
32 feet = 9.75 meters
36 feet = 10.97 meters
40 feet = 12.19 meters
45 feet = 13.72 meters
Watch the video below to see step-by-step how to put valves on your new Bladder.