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 tuff bladders stretch when put under 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.
Instructions for Properly Measuring the Bladder Size:
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 hose from the strut valve, larks head a line to the valve, and push the valve into the casing. Open the Velcro flap on the trailing edge of the kite and pull the bladder out. Leave the fly line inside the strut casing so you can use it 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.
Inches to Centimeters conversion:
30″ Strut = 76.2 cm
40″ Strut = 101.6 cm
50″ Strut = 127 cm
60″ Strut = 152.4 cm
70″ Strut = 177.8 cm
80″ Strut = 203.2 cm
90″ Strut = 228.6 cm
130″ Strut = 330.2 cm
Watch the video below to see step-by-step how to put valves on your new Tuff Bladder.