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Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby plummet » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:43 am

Hey Bro's,

Remember when you got that new kite and it was folded so neatly and in such a small size.

How the hell do I refold the kite like that nice new flatpack.

Really what I'm asking for is kite folding/packing techniques for traveling.

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby Westozzy » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:59 am

Where ya going my kiwi brother...??

All I can offer is, fold in defined rectangles rather than roll, but you pack ya kites like that anyway!

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby nothing2seehere » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:10 am

Is this any use?



Shows folding and vacuum packing for travel.

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby Okinawa Kiter » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:56 am

I tried like this video and not even close on my SB 14. Some kites pack down easier. My Edge and foils pack small. I have some compression bags but haven't used yet.

Do most people travel with 3 kites or 2? Nobile Split board helps too.

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby plummet » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:58 am

Interesting.

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby Faxie » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:23 pm

I don't trust the sharp folds you'll get with those vaccuum bags, alongside the onepumps getting squashed...

But nice idea with that vest.

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby dyyylan » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:22 pm

I always roll the kite up normally once or twice to make sure 99.9% of the air is out of the bladders, then undo it all and start to fold it in segments, trying to make sure the struts are at the edges of each fold. Just doing that you can pack it down pretty tiny. Add vacuum bags to the mix and you can bring your kites in envelopes in your briefcase

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby eree » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:11 pm

first use your pumps deflate socket to completely deflate the bladders, don't hurry, it takes time to suck all the air out of them, little massage on them will help. then fold or roll the kite as you wish

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby plummet » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:25 pm

eree wrote:first use your pumps deflate socket to completely deflate the bladders, don't hurry, it takes time to suck all the air out of them, little massage on them will help. then fold or roll the kite as you wish


Ha! hadn't thought of that! I will give it a try!

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Re: Magically folding a kite like new?

Postby windrt » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:17 pm

dude, that vest is dangerous as heck. the guards will shoot you down before you even open your mouth.

that reminds me a friend bringing a complete Perfect Pass kit from Us to Europe, he spent hours explaining that it was not bomb.
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