Light Wind Fun

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Light Wind Fun

Postby rush » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:34 pm

As usual the winds have been light this summer and although cruising on the bigger kites gets you on the water, it does get old after a while.

Riding on 17’s to 21’s is not as interesting as 12’s and 9’s.You need something to do, something to jump even if the wind isn’t strong enough to boost big air.

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So I came up with these…“Fun Bagsâ€
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Postby Misfit » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:02 am

Yo Mike,
The bag looks like a killer tool for learning how to Ollie. I learned by jumping crab pots but it REALLY hurt when i missed one and also beat the crap out of the board I was riding at the time. Ur bag looks like a safe and fun alternative to jumping fixed object (like buoys), Would love to give it a try sometime.
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Postby rush » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:13 pm

Thanks Cory,

I've also beaten up by ollieng buoys, chipping your board and fins sucks! Fun Bags are a light, portable, and safe way to improve your skills.

Here are some up close pics of the Fun Bag.

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Postby SmoothDusty » Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:32 pm

Sweet - how do you usually inflate?
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Postby rush » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:00 pm

The fastest way to inflate is by using an electric leaf blower, but you can use you kiteboarding pump to top them off if you want. If you take off the tapered nozzle used for inflating kiting bladders, it will fit perfectly into the valve.

Deflation is simple too. These are the same valves used on inflatable boats; the valve stem can be locked into the open position. Then you just roll the Fun Bag up and stick it in your car.
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Postby Artem » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:26 pm

what's the price for one? I might be interested.
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Postby rush » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:06 am

Hi Windyboy, here are the two production sizes I offer right now.

Fun Bags

Size C, 6 ft x 6 ft, $250

Size D, 6 ft x 9ft, $300

Custom sizes are avaliable upon request. The DD's are quite impressive!
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Postby Coheed » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:46 am

I'm curious. I'm guessing these are homemade and wondered how you sealed the lining. I'm a big paintball fan and when I saw these all I thought was homemade bunkers. If you don't mind sharing the secret? If you do, thats totally cool with me.
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Postby rush » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:25 pm

Hi Coheed,

Thanks for your questions.

You are correct Fun Bags are made with similar machinery to Paintball bunkers. They can defiantly be used for both sports. Custom bags can be created with attachment points on all four corners.

However, Fun Bags are not homemade. They are professionally welded using standard hot air techniques.

Fun Bags are also more durable than Paint Ball bunker for a couple reasons.

-Fun Bags are almost TWICE as thick. They are made of 30 oz PVC, while inflatable paintball bunkers are made from 18 oz PVC.

-The valves are also different. Fun Bag valves lock closed so that under great amounts of pressure, i.e. you slamming into it full tilt on your kiteboard, the valve cannot open.

-Paint ball bunkers use a stopper plug. (See Below) If you land on a paintball bunker with any kind of force, the valve is going to pop open and deflate the bunker. Then you have to swim the bunker to shore and hope it doesn’t get water inside.

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Postby Bob » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:24 pm

mike...those look great. after seeing stf's new avatar, the DD's may have to be the way to go, huh? lol.

how small do those puppies pack down after inflating?
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Postby jarch » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:12 pm

Yeah buddy! The name funbags is definitely catchy. Speaking of funbags, I'm going to head to Wrigley now for a Cubs game and check some out.
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Postby rush » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:42 am

LOL, yeah Bob, there is nothing more exciting than seeing a new pair of Fun Bags at a kite beach! The DD's are custom, if you are intrested PM or email me and we'll figure something out.

For the kite school they could be used to set up on the water boundries for teaching and riding areas. If you have a bunch of them, set up an obsticle coarse for up wind training or kiteboarding events!

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The 6 x 9 Fun Bags will roll up to a 8 inch diameter.

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Postby rush » Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:51 pm

Someone asked me about the strentgh and durability of these bags.

Here you can see it being jumped on while on land.

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Postby Chris » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:45 pm

Rush,
Love the concept and the name. I'll call you tomorrow with a few questions.
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