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I want your junk kites

Postby droffats » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:55 am

I've found a seamstress that can turn your old kite canopy into really cool changing ponchos. I took an old 12m Cab and made a very cool, hooded, lined with fleece pullover to change into/out of my wetsuit/drysuit in the cold under.

Don't throw that kite away. I'll take it. If you want, I can get it turned into a poncho like mine for about $50. Otherwise, let me have it. I'll pay for shipping to get it to me.

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Re: I want your junk kites

Postby noabacca » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:12 am

Hmmmm, a $10-$15 big ol' beach towel usually works for me.
And I'm bashful, see?

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They call it a "deck change", and the only illegal to display part, is below the waist for boys.

Sell me here, post some pictures, ya know.
I wanna know what a kite/fleece poncho looks like.
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Re: I want your junk kites

Postby droffats » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:32 pm

Haven't taken any pics yet, maybe if there is wind tomorrow.

It's not about the cover up, it's about the cold. The kite is wind resistant and the fleece is warm. I gets col' changin after a ride.
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Re: I want your junk kites

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:36 am

Got 2 towels at Sears for $10 sewed them together and have my changing poncho. Cheap solution and it is really warm!! But the idea is pretty cool with the kite
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Re: I want your junk kites

Postby droffats » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:05 pm

This is the first one. I would have like to have taken advantage of the logos and design better, but next time I'll get my seamstress on that. The fleece was about $10-15 and the sewing cost $15-$20. Not really much better than two towels.

No matter what I do, I can't get these pictures upright and not cropped. Whatever, go to my photobucket if you really want to see it. http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/ ... rebicycle/

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Re: I want your junk kites

Postby 4w7s » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:56 pm

Thats pretty cool.

Makes me wonder how many old kites are sitting around the US (the world) and not getting used. I know I have a few.

It would be interesting to see if Polartec would donate blemished fleece or roll ends, gather up a bunch of kites, find someone who would donate sewing time, and produce some ponchos for charity?

Anybody experienced with this sort of initiative?
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Re: I want your junk kites

Postby anderson » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:30 am

Cool idea. It definetly carries the kiting style in it.

It somehow reminds me of playmobil.
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Re: I want your junk kites

Postby V » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:42 pm

That looks like i can get drunk after a sess, fall over and it will double as a sleeping bag!
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Re: I want your junk kites

Postby jorgea » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:50 pm

Thanks for your kind offer. Can you post pictures of the ponchos?







































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