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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby grigorib » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:02 pm

When I go to a beach where I don’t want to leave much on the ground I change in the car and pack everything I need into the harness, on occasion not even bringing a pump if someone shares theirs.

But I know what are you talking about - even 2020 bags didn’t have a pump strap, yet I don’t recall how many years ago I used one the last time. I ended up storing kite bags in a closet and only use compression bag for going out and duffel bag full of kites for travel.
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby purdyd » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:35 pm

If I was worried about stuff getting stolen I wouldn’t leave a bag or pump on the beach.

The ufo bag is a gimmick. Yes, there is a pocket for the bar end. I don’t know how you would hang a pump.

I think it should have been a stuff bag, like the cloud bags.

I am not a fan of the zipper.


If slingshot is intent on keeping the lunch sized backpack, I think it should be a top load with a buckled top flap. The bag is so small I think the only way to mount a pump would be sideways like you would with bedroll on a backpack.
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby grigorib » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:39 pm

Zippers on tight kite bags always make me recall “Something about Mary” scene. I don’t want to do same to a kite
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby oregonkiter » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:45 pm

What's in the bad is a brilliant foiling machine!

The bag itself?

A party trick.

"Look what I can pull out of this teeny tiny sack!"

Personally, I don't care, and use a cloth shopping tote, sleeping bag stuff sack, spare duffel, spare older kite bag etc instead.

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby wavy navy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:09 pm

oregonkiter wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:45 pm


A party trick.

"Look what I can pull out of this teeny tiny sack!"
At least that trick works:) everybody is amazed. I'll add extra straps.

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Re: Slingshot UFO

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby purdyd » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:09 pm

3m bag shown to make a point. I am partial to the mystic but it is not perfect either.
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