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« on: October 04, 2009, 03:39 AM »

I saw the following comment on the FA forum, and had a few beginners questions.

....kites (especially expensive ones that you might sell one day) should always be flown on leader lines.

1. What are leader lines - just and extension of the bridle attachment?

2. What's the advantages / disadvantages - from the original post it looks like they protect the kite by cutting into the sail less?

3. Should beginners use them - I already damaged the sail (trailing edge) of my kite (I think by being too agressive in learning to take off with the lines wrapped round the kite) - dont really care about the kites looks at the minute, but don't really want to completely trash it by mistakes like this

4. What length should they be - what are they made of.

Answers to any of these would be much appreciated

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 06:57 AM »

Leader lines are used to protect the sail during roll ups and such. Normal line is hard on the sail and yo-yo stoppers. Personally I put 5 feet of leader line on the ends of the lines I use for doing tricks. Normal bridle line works great.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 08:25 AM »

Check here.
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