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kite golf bag

Postby poools81 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:32 am

looking to travel with three kites and my twin tip 134x42 any good recommendations? was looking at some of these golf bags.

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Re: kite golf bag

Postby rtz » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:18 am

I know at first; the choices seem overwhelming(they did initially for me). But all in all; there aren't all that many too choose from.

Do you want a large golf bag with wheels(kinda heavy)? Or something slightly smaller/lighter that might have backpack straps?

You might weigh your board and three kites and see how much weight you have left. Are you going to put a pump and harness in the bag too? Wetsuit?

The NSI Deceiver is from what I can tell; the original and the real deal:

http://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/v ... ategory=37

There are a couple other golf bags:

http://www.kiteboarding.com/products.asp?cat=18

This is a good video that covers the different bags:



Epic also makes some nice bags:



http://www.epickites.com/products/bags_golf_bag.php

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Re: kite golf bag

Postby finnkc » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:33 pm

I have the Naish Golf Bag and the Epic Kitesurfing Golf Bag.

Both are well made and I have no concerns about durability. The Epic bag is epic big. A 144 TT filled 3/4 of the length of the bag. The Naish is maxed with a 144 TT in terms of length.
I wouldn't take the Epic bag on the plane again. It was just too big and when it wasn't packed full it would kink and made it a PITA to wheel around. The Naish bag is heavier then the Epic but it seems to just work better for air travel. Packs up nice and tight easy to move around and will be less likely to be overweight.

Epic Golf Bag
Pros.
- Cheap $
-Light for its size
- Holds Three boards and Three kites easy, with room for even more gear. 160 TT will fit even.
- Opens down the middle for quick easy access.
- Tough

Cons.
-Too big for air travel IMO (3/4 full and you are at max weight most times.)
- When the bag isn't packed tight it tends to kink in the middle making it hard to wheel around
- Doesn't have different compartments to organize gear.


Naish Golf bag
Pros.
- Well made / Tough
- Packs nice and tight
- Lots of different compartments to organize gear

Cons.
- $$$$
- smaller (144 TT is very tight to get in) Most I have packed into it is a 2 TTs and 2 kites packed really tight.
- heavier bag (lots of material)

I haven't had much luck getting more then two kites and a board (plus the harness, pump, suit, tools etc.) in a bag and not be close to overweight. If you get a lighter bag to begin with then maybe three kites and a TT will work.

Just my experience so far.

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Re: kite golf bag

Postby knot_moving » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:45 pm

I have the largest mystic bag from a few years ago - great cause it fits my big lightwind board. Lousy cause its a pita when i dont have that board in the bag. Also like others said cant really pack bigger bag s full and stay under weight limits

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Re: kite golf bag

Postby knot_moving » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:45 pm

I have the largest mystic bag from a few years ago - great cause it fits my big lightwind board. Lousy cause its a pita when i dont have that board in the bag. Also like others said cant really pack bigger bag s full and stay under weight limits

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Re: kite golf bag

Postby knot_moving » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:45 pm

I have the largest mystic bag from a few years ago - great cause it fits my big lightwind board. Lousy cause its a pita when i dont have that board in the bag. Also like others said cant really pack bigger bag s full and stay under weight limits

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Re: kite golf bag

Postby ryuu » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:08 am

I have an NSI, received it brand new with a 2 inch pulled seam along the zipper.
NSI refused to replace is so I taped it with duct tape and went one, but remember it anytime someone asks.

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Re: kite golf bag

Postby droffats » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:05 am

Our review on the NP (Cabrinha) and Naish bags.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcAgDppX ... nCbjfxfz3w



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Re: kite golf bag

Postby poools81 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:54 am

thanks for all the replies guys! ended up buying some crazyfly travel bag fits one board couple kites but bag only weighs 5 pounds and you can use it like backpack, as many people said weight is the issue last year i vacuums sealed 4 kites and brought two bars harness pump etc.put in suitcase it was pretty close to 50 lbs. only bringing three this year but bringing my own board my rental board i got was pretty shitty. will let you know when i get bag what i think....

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Re: kite golf bag

Postby Dimitri M » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:43 am

Epic Golf Bag
Pros.
- Cheap $
-Light for its size
- Holds Three boards and Three kites easy, with room for even more gear. 160 TT will fit even.
- Opens down the middle for quick easy access.
- Tough

Cons.
-Too big for air travel IMO (3/4 full and you are at max weight most times.)
- When the bag isn't packed tight it tends to kink in the middle making it hard to wheel around
- Doesn't have different compartments to organize gear.

Nice review on the GOLF bags Mr.finnkc
I will respond in color and in capital next to your review.

- Cheap $ (YOU MEAN NOT EXPENSIVE)
-Light for its size (YES THAT IS CORRECT)
- Holds Three boards and Three kites easy, with room for even more gear. 160 TT will fit even. (150 TT WILL BE THE LONGEST YOU CAN FIT)
- Opens down the middle for quick easy access. (YES AND HAVE FEW OTHER POCKETS FOR EASY ACCESS)
- Tough (TRYING TO MAKE IT AS TOUGH AS POSSIBLE)
Cons.
-Too big for air travel IMO (3/4 full and you are at max weight most times.) (YES THAT IS TRUE BUT NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS)
- When the bag isn't packed tight it tends to kink in the middle making it hard to wheel around. (YES THAT IS CORRECT. THAT IS WHY I ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO PUT THE T.T BOARDS AT THE BOTTOM TO KEEP THE SHAPE OF THE BAGS.)
- Doesn't have different compartments to organize gear. (WELL THE MAIN BAG HAS SMALL COMPARTMENTS ON THE SIDE WALL FOR DIFFERENT MISCELLANEOUS. THEN ON TOP OF BOTH OF THE BAGS BECAUSE THEY COME IN SET OF 2 YOU HAVE A SPECIAL BIG COMPARTMENT SO YOU CAN PUT MORE STUFF.
)

Now my question will be what will make this EPIC Golf Transporter bag better then what it's now? I am open to ideas. You can always email me directly at dimitri@epickites.com with some of your suggestions.
Once again thank you so much for all your info and time.


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