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Author Topic: Sleeving indoor lines?  (Read 1378 times)
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« on: April 19, 2010, 12:16 AM »

Would you sleeve your indoor lines...or rather I should ask, Do you?
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 12:19 AM »

Ah!  For pitsy sake, I don't sleeve my outdoor line!  Smiley

Just kidding - do what you like.  It's the flying that counts!
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 12:47 AM »

As indoor lines are usually short, you don't have to use 10# or even 50# line, although you can. The heavier line tangles less and is easier to grab if you're flying a SLK indoor.

And no, I don't sleeve any lines, although I do own purchased sets which are sleeved. They are all at least 90#s.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 12:50 AM »

if you choose not to sleeve your lines, chilese didn't mention it but a 'rabbit ear' is a VERY good idea making it easier to free your lines when you're done flying. maybe chilese has a photo since i seem to encounter it on his lines mostly.  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 05:17 AM »

No need to sleeve indoor lines. No pull, no knot strength issues. Since you would probably be using something like 50# line, the larkshead is VERY difficult to remove from the pigtails unless you...tie an overhand knot near the end of the the loop you larkshead on the pigtail. Leave about a 1/4" loop you can grab and pull to remove your lines.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 06:28 AM »

But, but ,but the NTK Sprint sleeving matches my Hello Kitty bandage.  Huh  Roll Eyes

Sorry.... been at work since Saturday night.... the voices are getting louder and looney tunes has taken on a whole knew meaning.   Cry

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 07:38 AM »

hahaha, you guys are funny and great.

My noob brain was on a mindset of the difficulty of removing the line without a sleeve, yet a sleeving might drag the kite down.

Fidelio, Kitelover: rabbit ears and loops around the pigtail is a great idea for making it easy to remove the lineset, Thanx!  Grin

Indigo_wolf: Voices getting louder? is it Homer Simpson, or Eric Cartman??  Tongue  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 08:12 AM »

Indigo_wolf: Voices getting louder? is it Homer Simpson, or Eric Cartman??  Tongue  Wink


Pretty sure it was Bart  Shocked .... although there has been a lot of "Doh"ing the past 48 hours.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 10:32 AM »

I sleeve the ends that you larkshead over your finger and leave the end that attaches to the kite unsleeved with the extra "Rabbit Ear" for easy removal.
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 11:41 AM »

i do not sleeve my indoor lines....but i do use these as handles....there are two sets in the picture...
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