How do I maintain my kitegear?
We often get the questions about how to maintain my kite the best. One of the questions is whether the kite should be rinsed after use in salt water.
In order to immediately distinguish between salt and fresh water, it is important to know what happens with both.
Salt water will conserve after some time, so it will not mold. Fresh water, on the other hand, will mold, this is also called getting back in. From this you can therefore conclude that it is better to leave your kite with salt than fresh water in the kite bag.
Example : You went kiting on the North Sea. After kiting you let your kite dry on the beach, then you go home. At home, you think it’s a good idea to rinse your kite and let it dry for a while. Because you are going out for dinner that night, you do not store your kite completely dry again.
You feel you have now maintained your kite well, but in theory it could be that your kite now gets a week wet to completely cover itself with mold. Now this will be fine with just a week, but you can understand that if you clean up your kite you will never be completely sure when you will get it again.
To properly maintain your kite, it is very important that you put it away dry. This will ensure that your kite can never get moldy. If it is the case that you cannot put your kite away dry, it is less harmful with salt water than fresh water.
If you do put the kite away wet, make sure that you do not close the kite bag completely. It would be even better that you explain the kite so that it can dry calmly.
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