Originally Posted by paul tilley
looking at the valves they are the cheapest and nastiest you can buy ,they only work if the cap is on ,whereas on a decent valve the cap is only a failsafe .hence i would expect the rest of the product to be as bad as the valves. hope that answers your question .
I am no expert on valves but they are the same as you find on donuts and most other inflatables but a smaller diameter .
Isn't it called a boston valve ? I have never had a problem with one and if I did its very easy to replace . They are easy to use and make inflation and deflation very easy . The valves used on most ribs rely on the cap to make the seal 100%
What more do you need on something like this ? Rib type valves would be too big and fiddly . Surely simplicity and speed is what's required for these items .