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Self healing fabric

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Created by Alysum A week ago, 3 Dec 2018
Alysum
NSW, 293 posts
3 Dec 2018 9:58AM
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As long as it can be light enough, the future of kites ?

Mark _australia
WA, 18503 posts
3 Dec 2018 5:33PM
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Should have used it in frangers.

That could have prevented some stuff....

Youngbreezy
WA, 444 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:05PM
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I saw this the other day and it is pretty cool, if the technology could be adapted to kites effectively it could be a game changer.

Imagine a kite made 100% of this material where all of the seams aren't stitched they are molded/ joined together with the nano technology, making the kite really sleek and streamlined. Then if the kite could repair itself you could strip back all the reinforcements and have a truly featherweight kite.

A kite that repairs itself would not be in the kite companies best interest?? In parts this would be true but the company that came out with it first would have such a huge competitive edge that the benefits would far outweigh the negatives.

Imagine a kite that was crispy brand new every time you pulled it out of the bag

littlewing
QLD, 85 posts
4 Dec 2018 8:40AM
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Youngbreezy said..
I saw this the other day and it is pretty cool, if the technology could be adapted to kites effectively it could be a game changer.

Imagine a kite made 100% of this material where all of the seams aren't stitched they are molded/ joined together with the nano technology, making the kite really sleek and streamlined. Then if the kite could repair itself you could strip back all the reinforcements and have a truly featherweight kite.

A kite that repairs itself would not be in the kite companies best interest?? In parts this would be true but the company that came out with it first would have such a huge competitive edge that the benefits would far outweigh the negatives.

Imagine a kite that was crispy brand new every time you pulled it out of the bag


crispy, brand new and fused into a rectangular brick

Alysum
NSW, 293 posts
4 Dec 2018 2:36PM
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Problem is no more repairs for the kite shops = loss of revenue

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 674 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 7:12AM
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Alysum said..
Problem is no more repairs for the kite shops = loss of revenue

Nah mate. Plenty of work repairing those damn valves and bladders. The canopy hardly gets damaged by comparison.

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1585 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 2:24PM
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Apparently affected by hot tempratures so may not be good for hot countries..

Be very interesting to see one made and put through its paces..

Gazuki
WA, 804 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 4:29PM
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This might add another dimension to the fold or roll discussion,..might end up with a soccer ball



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