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Author Topic: what length lines needed for speed kite ?  (Read 2654 times)
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« on: July 26, 2009, 01:47 AM »

just wandering what length and strength lines i would need to use to fly a speed kite such as a long duong tiger 11 speed kite ?

gees they are bloody fast and the whizing noise they make is unreal.

i was thinking prob 85 foot length lines may be ?
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 07:27 AM »

I like to use longer lines (120-150) for speed kites. A larger window gives you more time to do some maneuvers before the kite zips to the other side.

As for line strength, I mostly fly 100#, but I did recently get some 200# from Steve's "cheap strings" sale. I will make a set of 150's for those windier days
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 08:17 AM »

220# @ 115'  (This is available from HQ as a standard lineset).

When the wind was really blowing I have jumped that to 300#.

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 12:17 PM »

thanks for the info kiteking and sam.
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