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Author Topic: Adjustable line lengths for stunt kites anyone doing it?  (Read 1057 times)
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« on: June 30, 2010, 07:39 AM »

I'm looking to cut myself a line set of LPG 90# for my Talon Smiley And I must say, I'm not sure which line length I should cut, between 75ft, 100ft and 125ft its a difficult choice.

What do you guys think pros/cons of long lines?

Considering the Talon is not the "biggest" kite out there, maybe 100ft would be reasonable.

But I think  the best idea is to make an "adjustable" line (you know with attaching points at 75ft, 100ft). I could simply have a 75ft line where I can attach another 25ft and then another 25ft after that. I don't think its possible to make it so that its invisible, but it should not be that much of a distraction.

I think I could sleeve the loops so light that it would not show up as much.

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 07:59 AM »

I've tried it - just for giggles flew a sandpiper on 300' lines
Where you join them the sleeving binds

Of course there's no real need to sleeve but that's a whole different thread (and has been many times).
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 08:10 AM »

I also have the choice of either 90# or 150#. I think that 90# should be more than enough for trickable winds. I don't think I'll ever break that even when yanking on the lines.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 08:16 AM »

I only use 90#, but it really depends on how much your kite pulls.

I think you will settle into liking a set length over time.  100' foot works really well in general.  Assuming that your flying area supports that length, I don't think you could go wrong.

I like 100' whenever I can use it, and use about 65-75'  when flying in a favorite spot that is just too small for 100'.  Long lines give you a larger window and more time.  Shorter lines allow you to easily see the kite and bridle, but time is more compressed for everything you do.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 11:40 AM »

If you are still working on tricks, shorter lines (75') will make the walk of shame sooo much less. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 08:04 PM »

The Talon std really likes 100' lines while the Talon UL does much better on 75' lines. Adjustable length lines? Better to tie a few sets at different lengths me thinks.  Wink

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