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« on: June 20, 2013, 06:33 AM »

I cleaned out my supply of material for kite sleeves and I am looking for suggestions.  The sleeves would be for my very light no/low wind single line kites.  For stunt kites, I use MLD Sleeves.

I found the following post on Craig’s List, which has me interested because the location is the next town over:

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bfs/3838394967.html

Do you think the 200 Denier Nylon is heavy enough?  Do you know of a source of material?  With Hang-em High Fabrics and Kite Builder closed, it's getting harder to find building materials.

Thank you,

Doug
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 06:53 AM »

i would think that is a good weight.....
btw: did i tell you about the velcro on my bag?   durn hook side grabbed the tension line on the back and scruffed (not certain of any other word to describe it) it all up....

That stuff looks like the stuff that Joanne's has as outdoor utility cloth.....works very well.....

I know that Scott Hampton just made a whole bunch of sleeves out of tyvek and it works great..light weight...durable...writeable....cheap enough....
 
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 07:34 AM »

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Sent you a PM.

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 09:57 AM »

I like 400x300 Denier Diamond Ripstop available here online:  http://www.seattlefabrics.com/nylons.html#Diamond Ripstop
Lots of these in my bag.  Ken McNeill used to use it all the time, as well as others. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 11:38 AM »

I like 400x300 Denier Diamond Ripstop available here online:  http://www.seattlefabrics.com/nylons.html#Diamond Ripstop
Lots of these in my bag.  Ken McNeill used to use it all the time, as well as others. 


This is exactly the material and source I use.  Same material that came with aerostar kites in the past, also.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 09:12 AM »

I bought a stock of some of all the colors from Mark's craigslist posting last year for making banners.  The 200 d cloth would make a good sleeve - not quite as stiff as the diamond weave - but certainly substantial enough to protect the kite. 

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 09:38 AM »

Thank you.  I sent the Craig's list poster an email, but have not heard back.

Doug
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