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What do you do with super old kites

Postby Mikites » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:22 pm

I don't usually horde, but I have the first few kites I ever had still. 01 slingshot fuels... I was going to just chuck them in the trash, but it seams that there must be a better use for them. Any ideas?

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby KiteloopKip » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:43 pm

Personally, I do alot of wavekiting so occasionally my kite will get destroyed by the waves. I keep all my old kites to use the old canvas as repair material. Its always a good idea to have spare parts lying around.

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby Tone » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:57 pm

Make a cape.

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby KiteboardingTampaBay » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:03 pm

Here ya go....

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby darippah » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:51 pm

Mikites wrote:I don't usually horde, but I have the first few kites I ever had still. 01 slingshot fuels... I was going to just chuck them in the trash, but it seams that there must be a better use for them. Any ideas?

sell them before they get super old :baby:

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby matthepp » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:08 pm

I took an exploded Xbow to a friend who makes backpacks. He used the canopy to build me a custom backcountry snowkite pack according to my specs. http://www.valentichbags.com/

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby acctx » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:16 pm

sandbags or other custom beach/kite bags.

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby surfboy1968 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:31 pm

Or send them here, nicetimebags.com :thumb:

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby alexeyga » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:33 pm

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Re: What do you do with super old kites

Postby Thor SFBay » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:36 pm

Or you could let some kids in Brazil have them:
http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/foru ... =1&t=11895


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