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What to do with old kites?

Postby Hugh2 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:40 am

I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I can't find it. By now I have a variety of old kites lying around. My wife disposed of my three old C-kites and will not even tell me what she did with them. But now I have about 10 old bow kites that I will never ride again, so what to do with them??? Just like with old C-kites, I don't feel comfortable selling them cheaply as they will either fail with valves coming off or be so nasty as to put a newbie off kiting (think 2011 Waroo). For most of them I got good use out of them, like my ancient 14m Waroo, and they are irredeemably patched up and variously repaired. Most are Best kites, waroos, bullaroos, nemesis, kahoonas, even a 6m Cabo I no longer use.

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:49 am

''To be picked up for free'' :D

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby lightwind » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:00 am

Nice wallet or bag could be made from old kite. If you have interest in that or you know someone who can make them could be nice gift.

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby Toby » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:28 am

Offer them for free pick up or so.
Craig’s list? eBay for fixed 1 USD plus shipping?
Or ask people on your local beach if they have an idea or know someone who wants them?

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby kjorn » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:05 pm

Comtact a local sewing club or maker. They can recycle kites into bags. Facebook groups etc

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:05 pm

Not sure if these groups are still in business, but there are lots of others like them:

https://www.surfertoday.com/kiteboardin ... elp-others

https://kitepride.com/pages/our-story

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:43 pm

Hugh2 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:40 am
My wife disposed of my kites
http://bfy.tw/LZfU

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:12 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:43 pm
Hugh2 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:40 am
My wife disposed of my kites
http://bfy.tw/LZfU
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby edt » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:17 pm

I can hardly believe you have 10 old kites that are so used up you can't sell them. Put them all on ebay as a lot, someone will buy them. At $20 per kite that's $200. Sell them as "for parts only".

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Re: What to do with old kites?

Postby JakeFarley » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:17 pm

A fellow kiter told me the other day he used his old kites to cover his plants to protect them from freezing..


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