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Author Topic: Old Flying Line- What do you do with it?  (Read 321 times)
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« on: November 25, 2018, 10:40 PM »

Flying my L Organic in a very fresh breeze today and ping.. broken line. No big deal the line set was well used and I had been procrastinating about making a new set. Cut some nice new line and sleeved up a set. I got the  winder with the old line set and changed the straps and then set off to find a piece of cardboard to wind the old worn out lines onto. Looking in the odds n ends box I realise I already have quite a few old line sets of bits on cardboard. Also have a fair few short sets made up from old line sets. Throw it out is the next option. Sort of rankles.. there are some good bits of line in that length. Any one got any interesting ideas on this?

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 04:46 AM »

I used an old set of lines to make stacking links for my quads..
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 04:51 AM »

tie up tomatoes
hang bird feeders
make lots of sliding larkshead attachment points
use as line needed for banner, windsocks, single line kites bridles and such.....
Fly single line kites on it
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 06:15 AM »

Cut it down for street type lengths, 30, 20 work well with small/floaty kites

http://v2.2.kiteclique.com/short-lines-street-style

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 06:23 AM »

I use it for leechlines Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 09:33 AM »

I have thought of using some broken lineset bits as a wrap on lower spreaders that have developed a bit of a split at the centre T point. Can't bring myself to just throw out the old G-Force etc spars that have incurred the crack.

Maybe a fancy whipping with a light coating of epoxy. Might even look good.

What is the experience of doing this, before I embark on it -- does epoxy work well with spectra/dyneema in this approach? It is pretty slippery by nature and wasn't sure if glues would 'take' and hold.

Maybe I already read about this somewhere but this thread reminds me.

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 09:45 AM »

Learn to knit and make protective sweaters.
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