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 Post subject: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:48 pm 
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I have a 2013 Kite that is not worth the money to repair. Its a blade prime 2013 with no main bladder tear in leading edge and tear in canopy, material is still really good condition though... What can I do with it? Does anyone buy broken kites? Seems such a waste to throw it out.

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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:11 pm 
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I have a 2013 Kite that is not worth the money to repair. Its a blade prime 2013 with no main bladder tear in leading edge and tear in canopy, material is still really good condition though... What can I do with it? Does anyone buy broken kites? Seems such a waste to throw it out.

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It seems lot of work to repair it. What you can do is try to make tech stuff from the fabric or give it as a present to some university club. They are going to repair and enjoy it.


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:34 pm 
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JoeK1 wrote:
I have a 2013 Kite that is not worth the money to repair. Its a blade prime 2013 with no main bladder tear in leading edge and tear in canopy, material is still really good condition though... What can I do with it? Does anyone buy broken kites? Seems such a waste to throw it out.

Thanks


I have spare bladders, extra dacron, a sewing machine that can repair a leading edge. Sell it to me for $10 and I promise you I will fix the kite and fly it. yeah, people do buy broken kites fix them and then fly them but you won't get hardly any money for it, what you will have is the satisfaction of knowing that your kite lives again and someone out there is enjoying it.


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:41 pm 
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It is most likely repairable. I have a kite repaired once that was almost torn in half.

So... repair and ride. Or repair and sell.


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:18 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:45 pm 
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and these guys: http://www.exkite.it/


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:55 am 
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edt wrote:
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I have spare bladders, extra dacron, a sewing machine that can repair a leading edge. Sell it to me for $10 and I promise you I will fix the kite and fly it. yeah, people do buy broken kites fix them and then fly them but you won't get hardly any money for it, what you will have is the satisfaction of knowing that your kite lives again and someone out there is enjoying it.


I'm located in the UK dude so wouldn't be worth it with the postage:/


Plan is to sell it super cheap to someone though. Will be nice to know it will live on!


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:07 am 
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JoeK1 wrote:
edt wrote:
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I have spare bladders, extra dacron, a sewing machine that can repair a leading edge. Sell it to me for $10 and I promise you I will fix the kite and fly it. yeah, people do buy broken kites fix them and then fly them but you won't get hardly any money for it, what you will have is the satisfaction of knowing that your kite lives again and someone out there is enjoying it.


I'm located in the UK dude so wouldn't be worth it with the postage:/


Plan is to sell it super cheap to someone though. Will be nice to know it will live on!


Well I promise you there is someone who will buy and fix it. I understand why you don't want to repair before you resell, it will prolly cost $200-$300 to fix properly and you might not make back the money.

Just don't expect more than the price of a cab fare for it in the condition it is in.


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:02 am 
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Want to donate an old kite send me a message!

my email is ruhlingkm _ at_ gmail.com

Every kite that is donated I return a bag or pillow to you!

I am located in NJ but may have an opportunity to meet up internationally!


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 Post subject: Re: What to do with old kite?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:13 pm 
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What I don't understand is why no one makes kite bags out of old kites. I've got an old sail with good fabric I've been sitting on until I find myself a good sewing machine (low on the priority list).


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