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New life for old bladders?

 
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shred_da_gorge

Since 12 Nov 2008
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PostMon Oct 12, 20 10:29 pm    New life for old bladders? Reply with quote

Just dissected a 2010 10m North Rebel and 2015 11m Naish Pivot that were 'totaled', but the strut bladders all seem to be OK- curious on the Rebel since not a single valve on the leading edge remained glued on. Both LE bladders are trashed, so I can't pass them on to foodmagnet (http://nwkite.com/forums/t-48740.html). Actually the Naish bladder is torn along the seam so it could possibly be sealed using the technique I saw in a previous thread (yes I searched).

I plan to donate the canvasses to Roxanne or Airtime. Any use for these old bladders or bladder material - besides sword-fighting (Jim)? Marc, can you use 'em?

Or does anyone know what material they're made of so I could look for a recycler that takes them?

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostTue Oct 13, 20 9:52 am    Re: New life for old bladders? Reply with quote

shred_da_gorge wrote:
. . . I saw in a previous thread (yes I searched)


I saw that.

I like TBR's idea for use of struts. . .

conflict resolution aka strut beatdown.

http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-48549.html&highlight=strut+beatdown

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shred_da_gorge

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PostWed Oct 14, 20 8:57 am     Reply with quote

Airtime said no and they are TPU plastic which, although slightly better for the environment is not taken by most recyclers, so I guess I'll just inflate them and drop them off at TBR's house.

BTW Jim, there's a guy in Portland giving away some old Sky Pirates... want me to drop those off for your board fence at the same time? ;-)

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