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vacuum bag for kites?

Postby Stefanofly » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:32 am

Hi All,

I was wondering if vacuum bags could be used for kites when traveling.
Is this not dammaging the material?

Anyone does it?

Thanks,
Stef

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Postby y@nnou » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:13 am

Hi stef, already discussed previously...;-)
it's working...
phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2336020&highlight=vacuum

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Postby FredBGG » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:24 pm

Doesn't vacuum packing risk damaging the bladder. I would think that the way vacuum packing crunches down the kite the bladder would get some pretty sharp folds into it.

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Postby Stefanofly » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:21 pm

y@nnou wrote:Hi stef, already discussed previously...;-)
it's working...
phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2336020&highlight=vacuum
thanks :thumb:

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Postby Burness » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:32 am

Works great if you are limited in terms of space. I have done it many times with no problem to kite or bladders!

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Postby ox » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:53 am

I used to do this, but security pulled my kites out of the bag one day to check its contents

It was a hassle getting them bag in the bag after the security check.

Just crunch em in there.
Most places you travel to don't need more than three kites and a board, all of which will fit in a golf travel bag

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Postby Stefanofly » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:40 pm

ox wrote:I used to do this, but security pulled my kites out of the bag one day to check its contents

It was a hassle getting them bag in the bag after the security check.

Just crunch em in there.
Most places you travel to don't need more than three kites and a board, all of which will fit in a golf travel bag

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yes, can be quite annoying if this happen...

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Postby Hooked Cabarete » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:49 pm

We did it once and it worked, only the bags didn't last long enough for the way back. We managed to get everything in, so it was no problem. But if you decide to use them, keep in mind that they can brake and you need another sollution for your way back. And for most aircompanies it is not so much the space that matters, but the weight.
What we did the next time was rolling two kites very tight in one and took them as handluggage.

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Postby chipmunk » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:49 pm

http://home-garden.listings.ebay.co.uk/ ... ngItemList

Cheap vac bags on e.bay

Remove battens before vacing :thumb:

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Postby Stefanofly » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:23 pm

Hooked Cabarete wrote:We did it once and it worked, only the bags didn't last long enough for the way back. We managed to get everything in, so it was no problem. But if you decide to use them, keep in mind that they can brake and you need another sollution for your way back. And for most aircompanies it is not so much the space that matters, but the weight.
What we did the next time was rolling two kites very tight in one and took them as handluggage.

Chantal

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Chantal, that is exactly what I was thinking of doing, take my kites as handluggage as I am tired of spending my holiday only with one boardshort and 2 t-shirts will my wife likes to go out nicely dressed :D


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