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« on: April 01, 2018, 05:18 PM »

I'm about to purchase a couple of linesets and was wondering if there's anything new I'm not aware of otger than the Spectra lines I'm about to buy. I used to get LPG but haven't seen any lately anywhere.

Any suggestions or feedback?

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 05:45 PM »

Skybond and Climax Protec seem to be popular if you canít find LPG.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 12:22 AM »

Buy bulk line and make your own sets

Way cheaper

I like the 80lb Skybond. Good stuff

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 08:54 PM »

We carry Shanti Warp Speed, Skybond and LPG.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 09:05 PM »

I found LPG but only in bulk and I honestly don't have a clue how to set a lineset up or I would gladly buy in bulk.

Yes, Gamelord I saw you have it in bulk.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 07:38 AM »

I found LPG but only in bulk and I honestly don't have a clue how to set a lineset up or I would gladly buy in bulk.

Yes, Gamelord I saw you have it in bulk.
I like LPG also. Are you wanting to make Quad line-sets or Dual? What #test are you looking to buy? I'm willing to split the cost of a bulk spool depending on what you are looking for. I will make the line-sets and mail them to you...very easy to do. Let me know......Norm

Can make them with sleeving or pig-tails.
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 09:52 AM »

I'd be interested in horning in here if it helps. Used LPG 125' x 90# yesterday. !st time using LPG. Think I liked it a lot. Shanti would be fine also.Never had it but would like to. I need 65' x 50#, 100' x 90#/80# or 125' x 150#. I've got 120' x 50# and 125' x 90# LPG. 100' x 150# and 82' x 90# Prism line. 100' x 130# HQ line. Would be more than willing to trade the 50# LPG line for any Benson in any shape  Huh.Doesn't come with straps though. They're really nice.I'll pay shipping LOL. Flying in my pasture Iv'e really struggled with 50# line. Hopefully the higher quality LPG will make it a little less irritating. Could be launching the kite and staying in the air will be most helpful though.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 11:48 AM »

I found LPG but only in bulk and I honestly don't have a clue how to set a lineset up or I would gladly buy in bulk.

Yes, Gamelord I saw you have it in bulk.

Buy the bulk and make your own. It is seriously easy. Basically, pre-stretch the line, cut to length and tie a loop at each end. You can skip the sleeving if you wish. I have on all the sets that I have made, and I have had no issues. It does reduce weight at the kite end for flying those very light wind days, and should I sleeve a line I would only sleeve the handle end for that reason. Each person has preferences, so whatever floats your boat is the way to go, but even with sleeving at both ends it's not rocket science, and should take no more than an hour once you're familiar with the procedure. I knocked out line sets out on the field in under 20 minutes when I had to. It's really not that hard, and the bulk line will save you at least 50% over pre-made sets.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 01:03 PM »

Basically I just need two dual line sets with straps. Considering Prism has each set @ 32.00 with straps of Spectra, I just assume get those and be done.

Spectra isn't a bad line. I just thought of looking at other options out there.

LPG I already know about and have quite a bit of it for my quads but was mostly curious about any OTHER lines and experiences with them.

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 01:26 PM »

Buy the bulk and make your own. It is seriously easy. Basically, pre-stretch the line, cut to length and tie a loop at each end. You can skip the sleeving if you wish. I have on all the sets that I have made, and I have had no issues. It does reduce weight at the kite end for flying those very light wind days, and should I sleeve a line I would only sleeve the handle end for that reason. Each person has preferences, so whatever floats your boat is the way to go, but even with sleeving at both ends it's not rocket science, and should take no more than an hour once you're familiar with the procedure. I knocked out line sets out on the field in under 20 minutes when I had to. It's really not that hard, and the bulk line will save you at least 50% over pre-made sets.

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 03:09 PM »

Would be more than willing to trade the 50# LPG line for any Benson in any shape  Huh

You want a Benson in any shape for 50# LPG??  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy  You've got to be kidding.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Is this 50# LPG NEW or used? I'm looking for 50# LPG. What length is it? We might be able to work a line trade.
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2018, 05:15 PM »

Yeah I know. Thought I'd try  Grin. Going to keep it for the Pro Dancer. Came with the Mind Trick and not sure why I'd ever use 50# on a vented.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 07:11 PM »

I goofed up big time. I should have bought a bunch of line when Midwest Kites closed.  Cry Cry Cry  Did you buy that Red Zephyr and some of the Custom straps? If you didn't, YOU goofed up too.  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 07:40 AM »

I did  Smiley. Wasn't even considering a Zephyr but I sure love that kite. Got a pair of 2 1/2 inch straps. Haven't used them much but now they're breaking in a bit really starting to like them. Went to the site a bunch resisting a quad and never did get any line. Thinking of a more colorful word than goofed  Huh.
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 09:15 AM »

http://www.vliegertakkitelines.nl/english

Very good prices.
Roelof deliveres great service.
Any length, pre-stretched.
Shipped from The Netherlands, but shipping will not be too expensive.



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