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« on: March 08, 2010, 09:41 PM »

I'm thinking that buying about 200' of 750# line should be good for my 1st big sled.
What'ya think? Enough strength and length for flying this guy?
 
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 10:11 PM »

It was confusing when we bought ours, the standard Premier 81's have a 500 lb recommended line strength, the customs like our Barb Meyers say 1000 lb, Gomberg recommends 500 lb too on his largest ones which are nearly as big as the Premier. So 750 sounds like a good compromise under sane conditions for flying the beast. But I will state that the extra thickness of the 950 lb we got is welcome when grabbing that line by hand and it doesn't hinder the kites performance. Never had ours much above 200 feet if ever.

I think we got 1000' for under $30.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 08:49 AM »

I've flown mine on 500 to 1000 depending on wind speed and gusts - 750 is a good average. Like Mike, I've probably never flown mine out more than 200' either.

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 10:23 AM »

I fly my Barb Meyers 81 on 500# line because that is what Barb told me to use.  Haven't had any problems with it, but have never maxed it out on the high side of the wind envelope either.  I got a 300' reel of 500# line from DG - very nice line.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 09:50 AM »

Well, still no line yet, but i'm heading to the cow pasture to meet JJ.
He's going to help me setup and make its maiden flight today.  Smiley

I hope he doesn't yell at me.  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 07:49 AM »

I have 1000# Shanti line for my Meyers sled, I tend to go with what Premier recommends. It's pretty thick, maybe around a quarter inch, but doesn't seem to hinder the kite. I have some Gomberg 750# on order, should be in today in fact, with alot of laundry on the kite, I will fly close to max recommended wind speed for lifting everything, but if things get too much, I'll drop down to the 36 sled, or even a 24. I tend to fly line with a bit of overkill, I fly 500# line on the 36, haven't really noticed much negative about that. I do have some 320# for lighter winds however for the 36.

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