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KiteClash

Since 31 Aug 2016
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PostThu Feb 16, 17 10:15 pm     Reply with quote

https://www.kalenaskiterepair.com/

Kalena does great work, custom designs on request.

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PistolPete

Since 26 Apr 2010
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PostSat Feb 18, 17 9:12 pm     Reply with quote

AKkiter wrote:
These are all great ideas!
I especially like the wind breaker jacket plan!


From Eugene Oregon check out The Green Pepper

Wind & Rain Suit Pattern


Poncho Pattern


Hat Pattern


Gaiter Pattern


Wind Slither wrote:
Let's get those old bright kites and make some outfits like back in '86 when the Gorge was cool!

Jumpsuit Pattern


Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me…and I’ll sew em’ into some cool stuff.

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SalmonSlayer

Since 27 Nov 2005
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PostWed Feb 22, 17 7:50 pm     Reply with quote

A couple of years ago I collected kite gear that mostly came from the Seattle kite community. I inspected all of the gear and sold all on Ebay. Some of these kites were fairly old but still in great condition. I made sure I had clear warnings, so beginners would not purchase a 2004 C kite.

I collected about $2,500 and then gave it to various people that had corporate matching opportunities at their places of employment. The donations were spread out, but we raised about $5k for KB4C. How we doubled the donations may have violated the matching fund rules, but I did not really care. It was a considerable amount of work, but I have a thing for not being wasteful and finding the highest and best use for unwanted items and it was for a good cause.

If you reach out via eBay you will find demand. Doubling the value through matching funds and donating the net proceeds to a cause is better than repurposing the material into other goods (unless they are also sold to raise funds).

Here is a thread from that effort http://pskite.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11384&hilit=kb4c

I have since moved to Lake Oswego and bought an Allstate agency in Wilsonville. My hands are full, but I hope to resurrect this effort in a year or two when I get a better handle on my business.

If someone else wanted to take on such an effort they are welcome to contact me for insight.

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pdxmonkeyboy

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PostFri Feb 24, 17 9:26 am     Reply with quote

you guys are doing it wrong. make some money from those used kites!!

1. cut them up and make women's underwear.
2. find semi-attractive women to wear them for a week with showering.
3. sell used underwear on Craigslist Tokyo.

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PistolPete

Since 26 Apr 2010
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PostSun Oct 01, 17 12:56 pm     Reply with quote



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Dog Patrol

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PostSun Oct 01, 17 1:30 pm     Reply with quote

That jacket kicks ass!
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ErraticAKn

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PostSun Oct 01, 17 1:45 pm     Reply with quote

That is pretty cool.
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Scriffler

Since 03 Jul 2005
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PostSun Oct 01, 17 5:16 pm     Reply with quote

Those trust funders at Trew need to get on this and start making their jackets from old recycled kites. They might be able to charge even more!!

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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
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PostMon Oct 02, 17 8:49 am     Reply with quote

Scriffler wrote:
Those trust funders at Trew need to get on this and start making their jackets from old recycled kites. They might be able to charge even more!!


Those "trust funders" at Trew have created a lot of family wage jobs in Portland and Hood River.
Their gear is rock solid, works great, and will last for years making the cost per day of usage a great deal. I have over 100 days of wearing my Trew gear in storms and backcountry ski trips. No signs of wear and it keeps me warm and dry.
Worth every penny - especially since I got it on sale from their website. Cool

And they've been recycling Slingshot kites for a few years -
https://trewgear.com/collections/small-bags/products/slingshot-shopper

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voy-tech

Since 08 Apr 2014
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PostMon Oct 02, 17 11:05 am     Reply with quote

ldhr wrote:

Those "trust funders" at Trew have created a lot of family wage jobs in Portland and Hood River.
Their gear is rock solid, works great, and will last for years making the cost per day of usage a great deal. I have over 100 days of wearing my Trew gear in storms and backcountry ski trips. No signs of wear and it keeps me warm and dry.
Worth every penny - especially since I got it on sale from their website. Cool

And they've been recycling Slingshot kites for a few years -
https://trewgear.com/collections/small-bags/products/slingshot-shopper


^^^^^^^^^
Agreed! Trew makes great quality gear, when I need a new piece of outdoor wear i always go to Trew or Patagonia. How do I care how they funded themselves if they make top quality gear.

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eric

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PostMon Oct 02, 17 5:32 pm     Reply with quote

Trew sponsors HRCSD snow athletes with great gear. Community First company. Love their gear!

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Scriffler

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PostMon Oct 02, 17 6:18 pm     Reply with quote

I was just saying that those kite jackets look pretty sweet and the recycling angle is
Cool.

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gnac

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PostMon Oct 02, 17 8:43 pm     Reply with quote

My neighbor is the middle school science teacher in Trout Lake. Last year when my daughter was in the class they were looking for light weight material to build parachutes for their home made rockets.

I tried to dig up an old kite at the time with no luck. I suspect he will be doing the same program with the 6th,7th and 8th graders again this year. Some old kites would be perfect.

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shred_da_gorge

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PostTue Oct 10, 17 8:01 pm     Reply with quote

Nak wrote:
I have a 2004 11m fuel that I had dangler sew loops at the ends of the struts... makes a great spot for my wife to sunbathe

You can bet the dangler sewed in a wireless camera when you weren't lookin...

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