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What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint condition?

Postby spork » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:14 am

I was just given a Wipika FreeAir 8.9. It's 2-line convertible to 4-line. I think it's 1999. But it's in brand new condition. Should I turn it into windsocks? That seems shameful.

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Postby BWD » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:44 am

If you send it to me I will enshrine it in an honored place in the Kite Museum ;)

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Re: What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint conditi

Postby plummet » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:12 am

make a shade sale for behind the car when set up at the beach.

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Re: What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint conditi

Postby loco4viento » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:28 am

I think the Free Air didn't come around until a year or two later (could be wrong). I'd ride it a bit and get a taste of kitesurfing history. Maybe with some wakeboard boots on a picklefork wakeboard while wearing long pants.

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Re: What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint conditi

Postby spork » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:58 am

You had me at picklefork. :D

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Re: What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint conditi

Postby RAL INN » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:28 am

a mate recently pulled out that exact kite to have a nostalgia trip, crazy thing is he still rides his picklefork with snowboard bindings. the line length was the big standout. But he had a ball and we didn't see any problems with going upwind etc.

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Re: What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint conditi

Postby knyfe » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:02 pm

please bring it to 3rd and lets have a "glory old days" session. I also bring my Yarga which is the oldest thing I still have under my belt in still rideable condition. I also bring one of my old woodies with me to get the appropriate feeling on the legs. Dont have a p"R"icklefork any more. The last one lost its fork to convert it to "regular" twin tip...

DONT destroy it.... PLEASE ....


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Re: What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint conditi

Postby spork » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:14 pm

knyfe wrote:DONT destroy it.... PLEASE ....


I won't destroy it if I can figure out how to not keep it. You want it?

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Re: What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint conditi

Postby nikalaitzian » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:33 pm

I have a wipika airblast 8.9 too .... i was thinkink to make a bag or clothes

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Re: What would you do with a very old Wipika in mint conditi

Postby RDM » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:14 pm

Take it out for a ride and make darn sure you get some photos and/or video footage...... :thumb:


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