Sunday, May 17, 2009

A break from repairing kites

Every now and then we get to actually go to the beach and fly kites still. To get away from the sewing machines is a nice thing and reminds us why we got into this kite flying thing to begin with. This is a foil that I designed back in 2000, wow, can't believe that it's almost 2010. Anyway, Paul has been wanting his own foil for quite some time now. He finally built it, and this is the first, and very impressive flight.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Woah there - Settle down

Got this here today. We extensively repaired other areas but almost sent this out until we saw this great example of getting too excited when you are sewing. There's nothing wrong with doing this on a test piece of cloth while also staring out the window at whatever happens to be out there. And don't get me wrong, we are practiced at diplomacy, but every now and again we get the very accute urge to say woah there, put down the crack pipe and step away from the sewing machine. Anyway, after the small task of removing all the stitching, we just replaced this. Below is what it looked like after we redid it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Truck Bike | The environment and our kite repair service

kite repairsrepaired kites on the truck bike
With the weather getting better and better for kiteboarding, we are in our busy season for our kite repair service. Here I am riding repaired kites in boxes from two days of Paul and me working around the clock. Some of these boxes have two or three kites in them too. I love this bike, it's a Worksman Frontloader Trycycle made in New York. I use it all the time to move repaired kites up to where I ship them at the end of each sewing day.

Thanks to all our great customers for making us so busy. We are trying to keep up with you, and trying to use less fuel to do so.


p.s. yes I know the tires are low on air, man this is such a pet peeve of mine that I almost photoshopped it.