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Old 03-13-2006, 06:11 PM   #7
Richard Mao
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Default Re: How do kids do it????

Experiment: Check for airtightness of the bag... so no extraneous air is leaking....making your blowing task harder.

Take out all the drones and chanter.

Insert corks (#3 should do) in all the stocks...

blow up the bag with the blowstick (listen carefully at the mouthpiece to make sure the blowstick valve is not leaking)...

does the bag stay filled for about 5 minutes? if so you've removed one variable in the hard to blow list of causes.

if the bag starts wilting immediately... take appropriate action to seal/season and otherwise make the bag and fittings airtight...

best wishes

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