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#1 Martyjuggles

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:08 AM

Hey everyone - just thought i'd care and share with my latest kite project. . . .

First off thanks to Richard who came to our Prestatyn Rev Day with Dave B, Big Bri and the rest of the gang for this BRILLIANT idea i can take no credit for the innovation but i did think it was worth a try and the results worthy of sharing on here. . . .

Lidl are currently selling ski bags for 6.99 they are about 6' long but with the aid of a sewing machine and a pair of sharp scissors can easily be chopped down to make a great looking (in my opinion!) Kite bag that will comfortably accommodate 4 of my revs and would probably manage up to 6. There was even enough spare fabric left from cutting it down, to make a velcro close interior pocket for lines and handles. . . .

See what you think - here's some before and after pics,

Marty :)

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:28 AM

Hmm, I think you should make me one.

I have kite bag which is too long, but it is new and I'm afraid to start chopping it up. It might not turn out so good like yours did.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:33 AM

Hmm, I think you should make me one.

I have kite bag which is too long, but it is new and I'm afraid to start chopping it up. It might not turn out so good like yours did.

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I agree totally Bart.I think he should......Stitched... :lol:

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:38 AM

6.99 sounds like a great deal! I don't think that you could buy the material and zipper for less than that.
Nicely done!

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:55 AM

I agree totally Bart.I think he should......Stitched... :lol:

BRIAN...mind ya finger near that needle


hmm a thriving cottage industry maybe?? :g: - i think the Rev bag sells for 69.99 so how does 59.99 sound?? :P
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:06 AM

59.99 - sounds like you are trying to generate funds to fill your new kite bag. ;)

Personally one does not frequent lidl, and they don't sell luggage in waitrose. :)
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:30 AM

Hey everyone - just thought i'd care and share with my latest kite project. . . .

First off thanks to Richard who came to our Prestatyn Rev Day with Dave B, Big Bri and the rest of the gang for this BRILLIANT idea i can take no credit for the innovation but i did think it was worth a try and the results worthy of sharing on here. . . .

Lidl are currently selling ski bags for 6.99 they are about 6' long but with the aid of a sewing machine and a pair of sharp scissors can easily be chopped down to make a great looking (in my opinion!) Kite bag that will comfortably accommodate 4 of my revs and would probably manage up to 6. There was even enough spare fabric left from cutting it down, to make a velcro close interior pocket for lines and handles. . . .

See what you think - here's some before and after pics,

Marty :)

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Is that a kite spike I see?
Can you get a better photo and where did you get it?

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:38 AM

Marty,ya may just have cornered the market.

Just back from LIDL 2 mins ago.NO BAGS.
Asked the Very nice Lady in Lidl[i do mean very nice to]and sara said[first name terms]its not a National thing ATM.Just a regional ,store promotion or item.


Fill ya boots


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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:11 PM

Marty,ya may just have cornered the market.

Just back from LIDL 2 mins ago.NO BAGS.
Asked the Very nice Lady in Lidl[i do mean very nice to]and sara said[first name terms]its not a National thing ATM.Just a regional ,store promotion or item.


Fill ya boots


BRIAN...excuses to go to Lidl again


oh pants! . . . . my local LIDL (colwyn bay) didn't have them either - i ended up stopping in Newtown (about 80 miles south in sheep country) and got one there on the way to a conference. . .

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(i love that you went to LIDL to check Bri!!!)
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:16 PM

Is that a kite spike I see?
Can you get a better photo and where did you get it?


Well spotted Jim, it's a Martyjuggles limited edition 'jugglestake' . . . constructed from a Fluoro UV Juggling ball i bought for about a quid in a 'smoking paraphernalia' type store. . . .

Here's a close-up

:)

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:22 PM

Haa,i didnt just go for that.They had a sky suit ther i wanted Henry to try.Didnt wana buy the suit.Just to try it on and note his size for one on the Net weve spotted.


Did cost me 8 on some Choclate Father Xmasizizizis for The hangers on[wife,daughter]and Henry stung me for a Fiver


Dear bag when i find one....LOL

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:13 PM

No fair we state side don't have Lidl, there online doesn't show them, If someone would pick up one or 2 for me I will pay the postage to Tucson, AZ

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:29 PM

No fair we state side don't have Lidl, there online doesn't show them, If someone would pick up one or 2 for me I will pay the postage to Tucson, AZ

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Mike,

Just across the state line from you is The Kite Connection. Dave has some inexpensive bags made up special for Revs ... zip up, 42 inches long, holds a dozen revs, has an external pocket. He has them well hidden on his web site ... once you're on his home page do a search on "TKC Custom Revolution Kite Bag" ... the picture makes it look like a terrible bag ... I honestly don't know how he sells any of them off the web site. Ignore all that and try one, they're really pretty good for the money. Many of the IKE members bought one last year and speak highly of it ... that's how I decided to buy one.

Or, you could come to Kite Party and see one in person.

Cheers,
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

^ TKC Custom Rev bag

You can often find ski bags on discount at sporting goods stores, too. I've bought a couple for about $12 Canadian.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:28 PM

Mike,

Just across the state line from you is The Kite Connection. Dave has some inexpensive bags made up special for Revs ... zip up, 42 inches long, holds a dozen revs, has an external pocket. He has them well hidden on his web site ... once you're on his home page do a search on "TKC Custom Revolution Kite Bag" ... the picture makes it look like a terrible bag ... I honestly don't know how he sells any of them off the web site. Ignore all that and try one, they're really pretty good for the money. Many of the IKE members bought one last year and speak highly of it ... that's how I decided to buy one.

Or, you could come to Kite Party and see one in person.

Cheers,
Tom


I proudly own one of Dav'e bag as do at 3 least 3 others I fly with right here in NJ. I don't know that it holds a dozen revs but it is definitely a great bag at a really reasonable price!!!

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:42 PM

Mike,

Just across the state line from you is The Kite Connection. Dave has some inexpensive bags made up special for Revs ... zip up, 42 inches long, holds a dozen revs, has an external pocket. He has them well hidden on his web site ... once you're on his home page do a search on "TKC Custom Revolution Kite Bag" ... the picture makes it look like a terrible bag ... I honestly don't know how he sells any of them off the web site. Ignore all that and try one, they're really pretty good for the money. Many of the IKE members bought one last year and speak highly of it ... that's how I decided to buy one.

Or, you could come to Kite Party and see one in person.

Cheers,
Tom


Ya know, you're right, that pic is kind of crappy huh? I will update that soon. Thanks.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:46 PM

Sent email to Dave to reserve a bag, no sewing involved.
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#18 Jim Dingsdale

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:11 AM

Well spotted Jim, it's a Martyjuggles limited edition 'jugglestake' . . . constructed from a Fluoro UV Juggling ball i bought for about a quid in a 'smoking paraphernalia' type store. . . .

Here's a close-up

:)

DSC03788.JPG



Thanks for the photo, marty.
Bet that hurts when you try to pull it out of the ground.
Very cool.

#19 big bri

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:24 AM

Sent email to Dave to reserve a bag, no sewing involved.



i have one of Daves Bags,had it a while.Very robust,with a dubble zipper so ya can lock it and a large pocket for lines that zips also

I have one on order to....I would recomend them to anyone and have done.

BRIAN...commission :lol:




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