Frederik: he's six, and he rides IKEA Frakta bags

Necessity is the mother of invention. Here's how a simple creation transforms a kid's life.

It is one of the oldest kite sails in the history of kiteboarding. The Ikea Frakta carrier bag continues to serve as the weapon of choice for first-timers into the sport.

Now, let's meet Frederik. He is six years old, and he wants to ride a kite. His dad, Soren, thought of a small kite that could propel him across the windy waters.

What better way to start things off than by flying the smallest trainer kite in the world. The Ikea Frakta is a 71-liter polypropylene wing with a maximum load of 25 kilograms.

It was designed by Knut and Marianne Hagberg. Ikea calls it the most hard-working bag in the world, but it is also one of the most repurposed items in the DIY world.

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