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« 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 Smiley )  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!


An outer view of the bag


Zippered open


All the kites inside, nice and snug


The line set holder

Outer zippered pocket
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 11:06 PM »

thats awesome!
congrats on the build, looks pretty cool.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 11:30 PM »

very ingenious, well done.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 03:38 AM »

looks great! and great upcycling too....
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 01:53 PM »

Well Done.
Save $$$ and save the W Grin 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.

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« Reply #6 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.

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« Reply #7 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....
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2010, 01:43 PM »



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

Yours looks a 'good un', Raptor
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