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Author Topic: Cleaning The Kite Closet  (Read 2727 times)
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« on: January 04, 2019, 12:17 PM »

Egads! How did the kites become such a mess?
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 03:40 PM »

What's your method of storage?

I'm thinking about building a multi-tiered rack in the garage similar to how golf clubs in a store or pool cues are held at the top and bottom. Our current method is standing them up in a big trashcan!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 04:13 PM »

Several kite bags of various types:

HQ skinnies (5)
MLD
Custom Kite Connections (3)
R-Sky
Prism Roll-Up
Unknowns
Clear tubes for SULs

England, Germany, France, USA1, USA2, Prism, Tall Kites, Ken McNeill, Dromgold/Dreamweaver, Misc1, Misc2, Misc 3, SLKs

Just threw away our very first kite bag.
It hurt a little.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 06:45 PM »

On one side of the kite room (closet? If you're only using a closet you're not trying hard enough.) is a rack with three suspended bins, like a laundry hamper. That's for big SLKs, small SLKs, and sport kites. On the other side of the room is a sports equipment storage rack from Bed Bath and Beyond. Top of the rack has a neat wire grid. I added a piece of plywood on the bottom so that things wouldn't end up touching the ground. It has all the banners, poles, and ground display stuff.

Helps to keep kites in sleeves/bags that are visually distinct. Most of mine have the kite's name on them, and some kind of fabric strip that matches the kite's coloring.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 10:21 PM »

Show-off.  Cry
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 05:25 AM »

Ha! Barely trying. When we bought the new house 11 months ago, I earmarked one of the storage rooms in the garage just for kites. But there's still a whole barn out back, you know, just in case.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 08:50 AM »

I like your forethought!
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 05:05 AM »

I do keep my bags lying flat on a multiple shelf system. that way all the kites do not slide to one end of the bag and jam up on each other potentially causing injury.
but.....there are ~7  or 8 bags on those shelves....then plastic bins for fighters, soft kites, a big rolling rack for fabric....and still many hung on the walls too....
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 09:32 AM »


I can't wait for the "sock drawer" installment  Wink

-Frazer
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 06:49 PM »

I have a left sock drawer and a right sock drawer.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 09:08 PM »

 Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 05:44 PM »

I use empty 55 gallon plastic barrels to store in.  I buy the 55 gallon food grade storage barrels with the removable lids.  Their cheap and work great to store in.  I have 2 of the 55 gallon and a 30 gallon plastic barrel for the udually smaller kites in.

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