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Author Topic: Sleeving Spectra Linesets?  (Read 7887 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2009, 06:46 PM »

add me to the list of those who find sleeving lines both tedious and unnecessary.  have used larkshead w/pull loop for years as easiest and simplest attachment method and cannot ever recall having line fail @ knot.  usually failures are from heavilly used i.e. worn lines.  find allan's attachment method intrigueing and may eliminate the need for a pull loop.  simpler is better in my book.
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2009, 11:03 PM »

I gave up sleeving Spectra years ago, and just make knotless loops on both ends.
In fact, all of my hollow braid lines are knotless loops, looks a lot cleaner and doesn't
take more than 5 minutes to do.

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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2009, 12:34 AM »

I gave up sleeving Spectra years ago, and just make knotless loops on both ends.
In fact, all of my hollow braid lines are knotless loops, looks a lot cleaner and doesn't
take more than 5 minutes to do.

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I'm intrigued.  How do you make a knotless loop?
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2009, 05:29 AM »

http://www.geocities.com/gengvall/noknot/noknot.html

I haven't tried a knotless system in my spectra lines yet.  May have to give it a go next time I make a new set.
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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2009, 08:15 AM »

Yep, that's how you do it.

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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2009, 08:37 AM »

Here's another variation which is probably more commonly used with tightly braided hollow line.

http://www.geocities.com/gengvall/splice/splice.html
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2009, 08:49 AM »

I've been doing it the other way since 1988, and don't even have to think about it when I'm making the loop.  Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2009, 05:03 PM »

I've been doing it the other way since 1988, and don't even have to think about it when I'm making the loop.  Smiley

Ian

Agreed, back when I started 79-80  Kevlar was the line of choice, and you had to use knot less loops.

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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2009, 07:05 PM »

Tried the two knot method Allen spoke of on a single line today.  Larks-head on, holds great, pops right off.  Even eaiser than grabbing the little loop on the end of the larks-headed loop.  On the other hand, I have leaders on the ends of my line sets, but would be great for light wind line sets without leaders.
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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2009, 04:55 PM »

To sleeve or not to sleeve?

Just wanted to commit on what happened today. I was using a set of new lines from Prism with sleeving on the strap end only.

Winds around 20, launched a 6 -stack of Prism Catalyst's, two loops to the left to untwist the lines and snap,

Both lines let go, and the kites drifted another 100 feet before coming down. Of coarse they were quite tangled.

I checked the lines and both let go "at" the knot, I sleeved and equalized the lines and then back in the air. I had no more trouble with the lines. The kites still needed some tuning to get them to fly nice.



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