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bplant
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« on: November 14, 2018, 10:22 PM »

I used to be able to get 1/8 carbon tubes in standard or light.  The light rods were about .010" larger inside diameter, just enough to make them a little softer and little lighter.  Now I can only find them in the standard weight.  Does anyone know where I might find some of the light weight 1/8 carbon tubes?
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 06:00 AM »

Kites and Fun Things and Fly Market both list .125 pultruded with a .075" ID and a .065" ID. Goodwinds also lists .075" ID. Hope that helps
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 06:50 AM »

Doug Stout also has some thoughts on small carbon tubes and rods..hit him up!
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 08:55 AM »

Thank you both.  I had already checked Goodwind, Fly Market, and Kites and fun things.
They do not expect to be seeing the lighter rod any time soon.  I am hoping there may be someone out there with a stash. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 09:09 AM »

Doug sources his micro carbon rods not from the kite industry (if I understand correctly)...
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 08:27 AM »

I have been obtaining my ultra-light small diameter carbon tubes and rods from CST Composite Store.  They have carbon tubes down to 0.028 in OD, which I use in my Bird of Prey 18.  You want the version with the "DPP" in the name, which are stronger, stiffer and lighter.

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