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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2017, 05:32 PM »

Ewww....very cool ideas!!! It will help tremendously with my ocd and stop my eye from twitching Huh I especially like the pics on the sleeves part.

kitemaker Fridolin Anders would always take a picture of his kites in test flight and then laminate them as the pull tab and identifier on the bag....

The only issue was then you had a sleek bag with a 4" square laminated picture tag...they usually got ripped off pretty quickly...

I will admit that a roll up bag, or one with a super wide mouth is preferable in my opinion as you can lay the bag out and see easily what is in front of you.....
a simple tub bag that can hold a bunch might be great, but does not layout the sleeves well.....
Agreed. I have a regular and a mini. They both are great for the field for sure.
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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2017, 02:52 AM »


Not necessarily, Scott Hampton draws a picture of what's in his bags, and Robert Brasington has a picture of the kite on the bag, but lately, Ron Gibian's kites have all been in a plain black bag.


And Scott used to do simple bags, Robert black bags too........
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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2017, 03:55 PM »

Still have to come up with some better tag material than light cardboard.  But here's assorted dualies tagged & hung on nails mostly nose down.  The Revs are still on the rack down in the Kite Dungeon......  SHBKF

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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2017, 04:05 PM »

Simple and organized. Nice.
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2017, 04:23 PM »

Any Lam Hoac kites?
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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2017, 04:45 PM »

There are six of Lam's kites hanging there in the middle of this image to the right of the pink sleeve.  Don't know if you can read the tags in this image but there are four Tekkens - Extra Vented, Vented, Light & SUL, a Sea Devil Light & a Transformer 2 SUL.  Never thought that this many would come my way.  I got three of the Tekkens from a gentleman who said he was switching back to "Frenchies".  After recently getting two Nirvanas I can understand why he might do so.  There are so many cool kites to try.    SHBKF

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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2017, 04:54 PM »

Nice!
If you're looking to relieve yourself of the Tekkens or the SD, pm me anytime.
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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2017, 07:37 PM »

I found one of these for 10.00 at a garage sale, works wonders ... 50" long...

https://www.tgw.com/golf-travel-bags-the-guardian-hard-travel-case?SITE_ID=W8865&CID=PLA&gclid=CMeg0vWwi8gCFQEPaQodRVYDRA


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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2017, 09:45 AM »

I store my kites in 'Slim Jim' containers by Rubbermaid. I have a few bins just for dual line kites, and a lot more bins for SLKs. Some bins are dedicated to a certain builder such as one for Bobby Stanfield, one for Joel Scholz etc.


... I'm sure the artisans do a nice job of distinctive labeling....

Not necessarily, Scott Hampton draws a picture of what's in his bags, and Robert Brasington has a picture of the kite on the bag, but lately, Ron Gibian's kites have all been in a plain black bag.



That image sends chills down my spine... sooo many things to take out and fly!!!
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« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2017, 10:57 AM »

That image sends chills down my spine... sooo many things to take out and fly!!!

That is only one group of bins, I have 14 of those at my house and need more.
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« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2017, 06:20 PM »

I found one of these for 10.00 at a garage sale, works wonders ... 50" long...

https://www.tgw.com/golf-travel-bags-the-guardian-hard-travel-case?
SITE_ID=W8865&CID=PLA&gclid=CMeg0vWwi8gCFQEPaQodRVYDRA


Nice find.  I have used a Plano gun case on plane trips
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« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2017, 06:21 PM »

I store my kites in 'Slim Jim' containers by Rubbermaid. I have a few bins just for dual line kites, and a lot more bins for SLKs. Some bins are dedicated to a certain builder such as one for Bobby Stanfield, one for Joel Scholz etc.


... I'm sure the artisans do a nice job of distinctive labeling....

Not necessarily, Scott Hampton draws a picture of what's in his bags, and Robert Brasington has a picture of the kite on the bag, but lately, Ron Gibian's kites have all been in a plain black bag.



That image sends chills down my spine... sooo many things to take out and fly!!!


Totally stole this idea and went and bought 2. Brilliant idea, thanks!!!
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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2017, 07:13 PM »

Store them? Why would you store them, unless you are just a collector?
I leave mine where I can grab them readily.
A better question might be; how do you pack them up and transport them.
I love my RSky bag. I am going to have to deconstruct, mine and build a new one since they won't make me a new one. I leave it near the back door so I can grab it on the way out of the house.
How I pack an individual kite up deserves it's own thread.
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« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2017, 07:55 PM »

I would love to hear your advice on packing up a dualie.  My style continues to evolve.  SHBKF
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