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locking kites up in the car

Postby errolprowse » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:19 pm

now that i have bought a quiver of flysurfer kites, i only put them in the car when its windy, im scared shitless to have that much money in a car that cost me only 500 bucks, do you guys lock your kites inside of your car somehow?
i was thinking a bike lock or something, any idea?
i understand most people dont know much about kites and have no idea what they are, but i just want to be safe because i have crappy neighbors and park my car in a dark alley way

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby kiter147 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:03 pm

then put your kites in the car when your going out to kite

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby slightlyimperfect » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:12 pm

just get insurance.

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby tristonjah » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:19 pm

Only kiteboarders care about kites so no one would steal them. I dont think I would take flysurfers even if they were given to me. So I dont think you would have anything to worry about because there are probably 2 people in the world that would steal a flysurfer.

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby errolprowse » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:03 pm

haha, i guess you have never flown a flysurfer
i like to go surfing and skimboarding all the time and i have to leave my car sitting there for so long and other kiters walk by. i like to have all my stuff with me so i can go according to the conditions

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby Burness » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:07 pm

tristonjah wrote:Only kiteboarders care about kites so no one would steal them. I dont think I would take flysurfers even if they were given to me. So I dont think you would have anything to worry about because there are probably 2 people in the world that would steal a flysurfer.
That's pretty funny!

However, I wouldn't keep the gear in your car for long. Someone will break into your car and take them. I've had windsurfing gear pinched from my car and for sure they didn't know what they were taking. And that was on a Saturday afternoon parked outside my old house downtown.

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby errolprowse » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:22 pm

thats exactly what im scared of
do you think your average stupid/poor person even cares what it is? he just sees money

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby Mr_Weetabix » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:38 pm

As with any valuables in a car, cover 'em up. Either put them in garbage bags or out a nasty-looking blanket over the top.

Disguising the surfboard's a little trickier...

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby Tyrone Rabinowitz » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:05 pm

Burness wrote:
tristonjah wrote:Only kiteboarders care about kites so no one would steal them. I dont think I would take flysurfers even if they were given to me. So I dont think you would have anything to worry about because there are probably 2 people in the world that would steal a flysurfer.
That's pretty funny!

However, I wouldn't keep the gear in your car for long. Someone will break into your car and take them. I've had windsurfing gear pinched from my car and for sure they didn't know what they were taking. And that was on a Saturday afternoon parked outside my old house downtown.
When my gear was stolen from my truck I found one of the kites, destroyed, in a nearby dumpster. It happened to be the most valuable kite I had. Thankfully, my insurance did cover my gear. The dirtbags stealing things don't care what they take. They'll just toss it if they think it's not worth selling.

If you really need to keep your gear in your car, there are locking boxes that bolt to your trunk or the floor of the car.

Here is an example for a Jeep.http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-116-046- ... ckbox.aspx

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Re: locking kites up in the car

Postby thaswisskid » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:27 pm

I guess we have it pretty easy here, I usally leave the keys in my car and my gear on the beach when I go riding, but I know all of the kiters and there is usally some of us sitting around, the box thing and insurance is probably a good idea thought if you are that worried.


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