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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Sport Kites => Topic started by: Raptor on March 23, 2010, 08:25 PM



Title: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: Raptor on March 23, 2010, 08:25 PM
I made a kite bag out of an old ski bag that my cross country skis have outgrown!

I shortened the length of the bag by folding it over and sewing it back, creating a pocketed area where I also sewed in a zippered pouch- that fits a tail and a lineset!

Inside theres room for the zephyr case, and the rest of my kites thus far

I also sewed in a neat pouch that came with a computer power supply- that perfectly fits two linesets and folds up with velcro. that's sewn on the inside of the bag. Now I'll have a neat way to keep all my kites together next time I go to the field or beach, and a little "base of operations" to set down when I'm there!

I like the designs of the prism roll up and speed bags, but this way I've got one and the cost to me was $0 !!

I recommend making one of these for yourself if you happen to have a ski bag and feel like learning some sewing skills (I started from scratch on those :) )  It was a fun project and even though I could have bought a real bag for $40 or so, this one suits my needs for now at least!

Any comments or suggestions?  I'd appreciate it!

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3153/img00122hy.jpg)
An outer view of the bag

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5044/img00128j.jpg)
Zippered open

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6958/img00126u.jpg)
All the kites inside, nice and snug

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5804/img00127n.jpg)
The line set holder

Outer zippered pocket
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/6519/img00124.jpg)


Title: Re: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: adx1592 on March 23, 2010, 11:06 PM
thats awesome!
congrats on the build, looks pretty cool.


Title: Re: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: fidelio on March 23, 2010, 11:30 PM
very ingenious, well done.
 :)


Title: Re: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: thief on March 24, 2010, 03:38 AM
looks great! and great upcycling too....


Title: Re: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: dagnabbit on March 24, 2010, 01:27 PM
Nice job!  And I like the concept that you can make a kite bag to meet your exact needs.


Title: Re: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: cids on March 24, 2010, 01:53 PM
Well Done.
Save $$$ and save the W ;D RLD at the same time.
I have a HQ kite bag and it is too big for me. I fly only one kite now and I never take the kite apart. I don't need the HQ at all. Now I'm using a small waist pack that helds two water bottles, a few 90lbs/100ft. + 150lbs/115ft. flying lines and some kite repair tools.



Title: Re: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: mikenchico on March 24, 2010, 10:18 PM
Nice mods. I'm a big fan to of claiming bags intended for other uses as kite bags. We currently use a couple of snowboard bags, they hold a lot, waterproof and well padded and the flat shape stacks nice, but no pockets. My current favorite is a bag the guy used to transport his Kayak oars in, water resistant Cordura outer, well padded, soft fuzzy inside with enough inside pockets to hold a few line sets and SLK reels. Plus it's long at 72" + so I can get anything into it with room to spare. It currently holds 2 Revs, 6-7 duals, a Flexifoil 8, and 3-4 SLK's, an Aerobe, a Canard, an Asteroid & one of the Rok's. The bag isn't all that big but the length allows me to stagger the kites so it holds more then I anticipated.

$0 - $15 at garage sales. Of course we have a couple real kite bags bought from GWTW too.



Title: Re: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: thief on March 25, 2010, 05:32 AM
i just dug through my gear and found two bags that are useful too....the bags that Rev. supersonics/shockwaves come in with the handle on the side and the mesh pockets on the outside...
they work great to bundle about 3-4 single line kites and line on flat winders together to carry!!!

i do really need to get or make another big bag though.....toooo many kites in my house right now!!!! gotta sell some....


Title: Re: My do-it-yourself kite bag
Post by: BarryS on April 03, 2010, 01:43 PM
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/hunterbaz/esp6quiv-vwd.jpg)

This is what I use.. a British ESP Carp rod Quiver Holdall, substitute the fishing rods for Kites & erm...sorted! ;D

Yours looks a 'good un', Raptor