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« on: June 04, 2014, 10:58 PM »

r.e doing loops,how many times can the lines handle be crossed over before the kite looses control ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 11:11 PM »

What do you mean by "control"? Never tried to max it out to my tastes.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 11:48 PM »

What do you mean by "control"? Never tried to max it out to my tastes.
what i mean is when you do loop after loop say 10 times or more e.c.t,is it still possble to control the 2 lines left and right ok and keep kite in control and flying ok with out crashing it ?
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 12:09 AM »

it really depend on the quality of the lines and how old they are

10 times should be no problem at all


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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 12:47 AM »

I can get 20+ wraps on my old Climax line sets no problem. Just got some Shanti lines and they seem to be similar. HQ dyneema linesets ( the ones that come with their ready to fly range) tend to start binding after 8-10 wraps but I'm guessing they are a pretty basic dyneema line.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 05:57 PM »

thanks guys!
i usually only do 2 max 3 looop cross overs!
so at least i know now i can do a few extra if needed!!
cheers for that fella's
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 06:05 PM »

varies by line
back in the day I did a little testing on Shanti Speed 90#/100' and found I could still trick with a dozen and didn't really lose control until a bit over twenty wraps ... but that was on a new set IIRC
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 06:25 PM »

i have prism line sets!
not sure but think they are "shanti" would that be rite ?
i have 75 and 100 feet lines.
at times i think i like the 75 feet length lines over the 100 feet i have.
i feel at 75 feet i have more control which might sound weird and strange you guys!!,lol
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 06:51 PM »

As for wraps you should just play with it and see what your lines feel like.  A dozen or so is not out of the question. 

I always seem to pull out my 75' lines most of the time, not sure why but I like the distance and control.  With my bigger kites like Mamba I prefer 100+'.

Best thing to do sometimes is mix things up and you might find a combination that you really like. 

Changes in bridal and lines can totally change a kites feel.

Don't be affraid to experiment.
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 08:20 PM »

Also, if you're just flying around and not doing slackline stuff (I don't have enough experience with slackline yet to know what happens in this case), you'll start to feel it when you get close to "too many wraps".  You'll start to feel the friction between the lines as you pull one or the other, but still have some amount of control.  That's a good sign to start looping the other way.  It's not an all-or-nothing thing, so don't be afraid to try and find out what you're comfortable with and what your lines can handle. 
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