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« on: December 08, 2018, 07:49 PM »

For free style flying mainly just doing loops and cruising around the wind window flying inland would 75 feet be ideal length lines?
Also is there any manufactures that make coloured lines ?
Thanks all
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 11:40 PM »

10x wingspan = tricks

12.5x wingspan = all-around flying/tricking

15x wingspan = figures and flying with a tail
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 11:48 AM »

Very good info Chilese thanks
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 04:26 PM »

10x wingspan = tricks

12.5x wingspan = all-around flying/tricking

15x wingspan = figures and flying with a tail

Very interesting.
Is that just your preference or optimal point after ages of flying?
Does it change with heavier kites?
How about quads?
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 04:57 PM »

Is that just your preference or optimal point after ages of flying?
It is the perceived wisdom

Does it change with heavier kites?
No

How about quads?
Who cares  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 07:05 PM »

Rule of thumb. For those of us who are all thumbs Huh 

Don't be afraid to try different things. While I don't recommend flying much longer than maybe 125 ft, you can and should try flying short, if only to see what it's like. I had a friend who liked to fly a Psycho on about 35 ft lines. (Psycho is about 6 ft, super tricky but fun) At that line length, the kite was more of a marionette than flying device, but you get a great in-your-face look at kite behavior and line control. I couldn't ever do it, my reaction times were too slow, but it was fun to watch it being done. As a possible result, my friend could also fly indoor way better than I ever could.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 10:29 PM »

The wingspan thing helps sort out common sense.

I wouldn't fly a 5' kite on 125' lines and I wouldn't

fly a 10 foot kite on 50' lines.

For an 8' kite:

tricks: 80 ft

all-around: 100 ft

figures and tail dragging: 120 ft

My common sense says that looks about right.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 11:58 PM »

I'll give you a simple method:

Step1: try 25m
Step2: try 30m
Step3: try 35m
Step4: try 40m
Step5: pick one (keep the rest for fun)


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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 11:59 PM »

Yes mate it's good makes sense
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2018, 12:01 AM »

I think I will go the 35 metre length
I'm only into loops and cruising around the wind window mainly
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2018, 06:06 PM »

Still love to fly a big wind window when I can. With a full size kite around 35m. I still have the 45m for team. But no team.
Most of the times lately has been 20somerhing m with the SF. Ah, tried the std today in 8mph. Love it. But just 30 min of goodmwind. Then had to run to beat the commute.

Also around 30 for the Fulcrum Quad, just in case Frazer wants to try it...  Grin

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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 07:45 AM »

Got 32', 50',120' /50#,2 80' at 90#/150#, 3 100' at 80#/130#/150#, 125' at 90#. Like the 80# x 100' best on all my kites except the Delta Hawk and Hawaiian Team. Hawk(57") is getting a 150' x 200# so I can see the damn thing center window in 35 mph and not fall on my face. HT feels best on 100' x 150#. Neither is a trick kite. HT precision. Hawk is a where the hell did it go lengthen your arms kinda thing.32' on my Psycho? Damn it man. OKAY I'll try  Angry
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