Airtime is the first bladder manufacturer to build specific leading edge bladders with one piece of polyurethane. These bladders have fewer seams, reducing failure points and allowing for up to 80% more stretch than original bladders. Airtime uses their own specially developed blend of polyurethane designed for long life and endurance.
Airtime bladders are the only oversized bladders available. There are many benefits to using oversized bladders. The sewn leading edge sleeve provides the strength and shape for your kite while the bladder works as a membrane to contain the air. An oversized bladder never fully expands inside the sleeve thus eliminating stress on the plastic and the seam.
This new system is comprised of bladders without valves and an assortment of valves that you can peel and stick wherever you want. You choose the size bladder you need then you choose the valves you want. You can quickly configure a bladder to match almost any kite in production. We haven't even mentioned how convenient these are for travel. Imagine one bladder for any kite in your quiver.
The length of the leading edge is measured from tip to tip across the top seam, or the top of the arc formed when inflated. Choose the l.e. bladder that is the same length or longer.
Struts are measured from tip to tail with the tail closure open. Choose the strut bladder that is the same length or longer.