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Where are you located? I'll volunteer to pick up any gear from the East Bay (i.e. mine, Charlie's and anyone else who's here in Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland) and, assuming you're somewhere in the Bay Area, I'll bring it your way.
Does that help?
That would e great, I am in Palo Alto. If it is convenient for you and you know some of the guys Id appreciate the help. I can come to you, or meet half way. I will pm you with details.
Thanks to all.
Is Kite Adventures donating the gear to the local kids?
and if this load gets any bigger it gonna cost to have it shipped down there.....
also i find it interesting that there seems to be alot of unused cabs
2004 6.5m nitro
2004 12m nitro
both with recon bars
i got a 16m cab blacktip with a bar thats feel like its 3 feet long
then i got
2006 12m vegas w/bar ripped
2008 12vegas /bar ripped
i got abunch like 3 of whipaka amps (bad bladders)14m 12m 10m
i got a couple of windwings,also 3 spare bars with lines
maybe 3 stinkie wetsuits one long 2 short
and partrdge in a pear tRee!
and thats not all of it
2007 12m rino ripped (loved that old kite)
some rrds ect,ect.
i allready gave away a couple of undergrounds
and as a aferthouht
i got alot of repair stuff, bladders, sail tape q-line, pro q-line
I have a call into Jane & Rebecca at Boardsports - hopefully we can use their Alameda and Coyote shop locations as drop-off spots for donations here in the Bay Area.
Do NOT drop off anything yet - standby for further information after I've spoken to them directions. I'll provide more info as I have it...
So, the response has been amazing. Thank you all. The only issue is that there is so much gear it will require that I go to Brazil twice this year. Perfect. I told my wife it was a humanitarian mission. She could not object.
Posted below are just a few picture of the “Kite Para Todos” (Kite for Everyone) program. They are blown away by our generosity. The currently have thirteen kids enrolled with others on the waiting list.
This gear will make a huge impact.
OK all, here's the scoop on drop-off locations so far. The following folks have agreed to act as drop-off locations for used kite gear headed for Brazil:
Bruce Johnson - Bay Area Kitesurf
151 Haskins Way #C
South San Francisco, CA 94080
M - F Please CALL BEFORE dropping things off 415-573-2619
Nat Lincoln - Edge Kiteboarding
Sherman Island - look for the white Edge Kiteboarding RV in the parking lot, towards the boat ramp. OK to drop stuff off behind his RV, as long as it's all well labeled.
Please: mark all donated items VERY CLEARLY with "Donations for Brazilian Kids" and package things as concisely as possible. Loose items are likely to get lost.
Thanks to Bruce and Nat for stepping up!
More info on an East Bay drop-off location as soon as I have it...
Bruce and nico are out of the city next week. I'll be there every day 10am-1pm though if someone wants to drop stuff.
Kites: 2014 F-One Bandit VII: 12m, 10m and 8m. All pink/blue.
Board: 2014 F-One Spicy & 5'6 Fish.
Harness: Manera Exoharness.
Wetsuit: Underwave Sultan shortleg 4/3.
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