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« on: June 06, 2014, 02:03 AM »

hi fellow kite pilots,
just wandering what you have in your so called kite flite box if you have one ?
i have quickie stake,gloves,tedlar repair tape,lines,wind meter,fine sharp scissors,wrist straps,super glue,prism repair kit!
what do you guys have,same stuff i suppose ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 04:17 AM »

Sorry....nope..... No kite tool box.... I only carry more kites... If I break one it gets put away and a different kite comes out (or sometimes it is another of the same kite).... For me repairs happen at the workshop .....
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 04:27 AM »

Me too, any fixing I do, is done at home.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 04:34 AM »

No need to carry a repair kit if you have extra kites ,otherwise a repair kit will help you back in the air to a certain degree.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 06:42 AM »

I don't have a 'box' but I have a few pockets in my bag should things go wrong at an event. Some sail tape, replacement parts, Tape measure, lighter, a bit of glue and a pocketknife/tools should I really need them. Otherwise things are done at home, but replacement tubes that are pre marked or measured come with me everywhere. At least one male and female side.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 07:03 AM »

I tend to go overboard on things sometimes. I have two flite boxes... one for Sport and the other for Single line. If I ever get into Quad flying, I'll probably have a box for that. I use old fishing tackle or tool boxes for flite boxes. Items in the boxes range from sunglasses and pocket knives to extra line/winders/swivels/tales and stakes. One thing I do bring from time to time is a boombox. If the wind is right, I'll get it out and play some CD's that I can fly to. Someday, I'd like to compete... maybe in single sport kite competition or two kite competition at some AKA sanctioned kite events. (Try not to hurt yourself laughing  Cheesy ).

While we're on the subject, I have my dual line kites with me in the car at all times. I work at a University, so if the wind is right, I'll go out to the soccer fields and fly at lunch or after work.



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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 08:13 AM »

For the first ten years I carried a kite sleeve stuffed with every conceivable spar and enough parts to build a spare kite. All I ever did was give them away; If I broke my kite I flew another and mended it when I got home.
For the past ten years all I've carried is some spare bridle line and an extra kite in the space the spars took up.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 03:10 PM »

I always bring my kite spares / repair box with me, it takes up minimal room in my truck. I keep spare nocks, vinyl end caps, ferrules, glue, spare battens, insignia tape, tenacious tape, revolution caps, bungees, spare bridle, swiss army knife, needle nose pliers, and various other parts. I also have multiple kites for each wind range in case there is major damage with a kite. If the kite only requires minor repair, I will fix the kite at the field. Having the spares and tools with me, makes sense.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 04:49 PM »

I put $5 in my pocket and after flying, or if I can not fly, or if it is hot or even warm I will buy a beer and sit and drink it looking at the beach. Usually good for most problems.

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 05:33 PM »

Kite boxes stay at home.

Spare kites come with me.

Any repair you can do on the field, can be done

better at home out of the elements.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 05:47 PM »

Kite boxes stay at home.

Spare kites come with me.

Any repair you can do on the field, can be done

better at home out of the elements.  Smiley

Beer and some snacks!! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 11:21 PM »

I tend to go overboard on things sometimes. I have two flite boxes... one for Sport and the other for Single line. If I ever get into Quad flying, I'll probably have a box for that. I use old fishing tackle or tool boxes for flite boxes. Items in the boxes range from sunglasses and pocket knives to extra line/winders/swivels/tales and stakes. One thing I do bring from time to time is a boombox. If the wind is right, I'll get it out and play some CD's that I can fly to. Someday, I'd like to compete... maybe in single sport kite competition or two kite competition at some AKA sanctioned kite events. (Try not to hurt yourself laughing  Cheesy ).

While we're on the subject, I have my dual line kites with me in the car at all times. I work at a University, so if the wind is right, I'll go out to the soccer fields and fly at lunch or after work.





hahaha mate,i tend to go over board as well when i get into a new hobby!
i use a plano fishing box for my gear as well!
thnaks alll for your replies and thoughts r.e this topic
cheers
glen
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 06:07 PM »


Beer and some snacks!! Roll Eyes

Water and sunscreen.  Its 107 today in Las Vegas.  Huh
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 08:46 PM »

Kite boxes stay at home.

Spare kites come with me.

Any repair you can do on the field, can be done

better at home out of the elements.  Smiley

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I've got enough kites now to have options. Flight time is somewhat limited so when I'm out there to fly, that's all I want to do. I now prefer to do all of my fixes in the workshop under controlled conditions.
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