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 71 
 on: April 12, 2014, 11:18 AM 
Started by Ca Ike - Last post by tonycarl60
I'll be there Smiley

 72 
 on: April 12, 2014, 10:55 AM 
Started by Michel - Last post by Michel
50 lb should be perfect for an SUL outdoors. 30 lb would break. As for smaller indoor size kites on short lines, ( 10" or less) I recommend 90 lb line. It stays out of your way.

Sorry, that's false cerfvoliste !

I flown today my TOTL 99" wingspan North Shore Radical Kona UL and my 120" wingspan Windrule with Laser Pro Gold 30 lb x 120' by Wind 10-12 km/h and that was perfect ! And as you know perhaps, these big kites have a lot of pull !

30 lb lines are perfect too by low winds for my Skyburner Pro Dancer, my Big Easy Kites M2, my Benson Innerspace and some others. But a bit too much for my Andre's Spectre XUL (20 lb is enough for the Spectre).

I hate too heavy lines by low winds.  Cry

Did you already tried 30 lb lines ? I'm not sure !

 73 
 on: April 12, 2014, 06:59 AM 
Started by Michel - Last post by cerfvoliste
50 lb should be perfect for an SUL outdoors. 30 lb would break. As for smaller indoor size kites on short lines, ( 10" or less) I recommend 90 lb line. It stays out of your way.

WSK Premium Spectra is available in a 40 lb Strength.
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 74 
 on: April 11, 2014, 08:53 PM 
Started by Michel - Last post by trigger
Second the fishing line but only 2 types...

Spiderwire STEALTH- is braided dyneema. It goes up to 80-90lbs and comes in yellow green, and i saw red in the lighter weights.  I prefer this one and have it on all my duals and quads!

Power pro SUPER 8 SLICK- spectra braided- also comes in blue. I dont think it is as smooth as the STEALTH

i have gotton 12+ wraps in my duals and plenty of wraps in my quads. I dont feel any stretch and after over a year on them, i am not looking to make any new sets. 

I have also wrapped with lpg and we didnt lose any lines.

Good luck


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 75 
 on: April 11, 2014, 08:46 PM 
Started by Michel - Last post by Michel
For a dual line set?HuhHuh?

Of course John, for a dual line set. For SUL kites like Skyburner Pro Dancer, Spectre XUL, Big Easy Kites M2 and some others, by very low winds.

Iím also using 2 Kg Ė> 4 Kg (9 lb) Spectra lines for small kites framed with 1.5 mm / 2 mm rods. But with lines less than 20 meters.

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I could understand small fighters at that line weight, but that's about all.  Huh

Fighters kites are not using Spectra/Dyneema lines.

Back in the day we used to carry Laser Pro Gold 'Micro Line" that came in 10, 20 and 30 pound weight.
Haven't seen that in years though ... so basically no help here  Lips sealed

Thatís exactly what Iím looking for. 2 or 3 years ago, GWTW had some 30 lb Laser Pro rolls for sale. Laser Pro Gold is still available now in 50 lb (23 Kg) but not less.  Sad

Best bet is dyneema/spectra fishing lines.

I know Andre but fishing lines are more elastic than Laser Pro. 

 76 
 on: April 11, 2014, 08:00 PM 
Started by shellninja - Last post by shellninja
First time poster - registered a short time ago and this has been the best resource I've ever found!

Headed to Cocoa Beach, FL tomorrow and packing my gear to find the inner ferrule gone on the lower spreader. Scared to use a dowel, checked all my tent poles, running out of ideas. Thought I had this covered with the repair kit I bought just in case - turns out the ferrule in the kit is the same size as the frameset. Don't make my mistake!

Rest assured, not going to happen again. Check your gear before you pack.


 77 
 on: April 11, 2014, 05:21 PM 
Started by Michel - Last post by ae
Best bet is dyneema/spectra fishing lines.

 78 
 on: April 11, 2014, 05:11 PM 
Started by kite_pilot - Last post by kite_pilot
hi guys,
thanks for your explaination on tail weights!
cheers
glen

 79 
 on: April 11, 2014, 03:16 PM 
Started by Michel - Last post by Steve
Back in the day we used to carry Laser Pro Gold 'Micro Line" that came in 10, 20 and 30 pound weight.
Haven't seen that in years though ... so basically no help here  Lips sealed

 80 
 on: April 11, 2014, 02:56 PM 
Started by Michel - Last post by chilese
For a dual line set?HuhHuh?

I could understand small fighters at that line weight, but that's about all.  Huh

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