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Author Topic: Laser Pro Gold or Shanti Speed Lines ?  (Read 6342 times)
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« on: October 24, 2010, 01:51 PM »

Hi all,

Which lines do you prefer ?

- Laser Pro Gold
- Shanti Speed lines
- Others ?

and why ?

Thanks in advance for your votes.  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 01:58 PM »

I've been having a good time with Shanti Skybond lately.  Similar to LPG (in my novice opinion) but can handle a much higher number of twists before it starts to squeak and bind.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 02:00 PM »

I prefer Shanti.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 02:10 PM »

Shanti speed, although I'm itching to give some skybond a good testing
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 03:06 PM »

Shanti is good line, the difference is not that great, but I fly LPG, I think it holds up longer.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 03:19 PM »

I like blue line.
It's all I've ever flown. Everything else just seems so strange. Call me one that doesn't like change  Wink. But hey if ya find something that works for ya, go for it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 03:31 PM »

Climax Protech - seems to "fur up" a lot less than other lines when used on harsh sandy beaches
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 03:36 PM »

+1 for Climax Pro, great lines, last for ages and will take loads of twists without binding up.  Also the winder has 6mm & 8mm nock removers built in along with a line equalizer.

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 09:12 PM »

Generally, the brand of line you prefer depends on what you fly. 

Non-coated Shanti line is more slippery than LPG with its coating.  If you fly dual lines, then you probably love Shanti line.  If you fly Revs by yourself, then once again Shanti might come out on top.  But, the absence of the coating on Shanti line allows the braid to open up like Chinese handcuffs under certain loading conditions.  If you fly Revs in a group, that characteristic will push you away from Shanti.  The coating on LPG line keeps the braid tight which prevents crossed lines from locking up ... it seems to be the preferred choice for most Rev teams.

The one Shanti line set I have seems collect dirt within the braid much easier and has become fuzzy much quicker than my LPG line sets.

Again, YMMV.

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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 12:25 AM »

+1 for Climax
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 02:46 AM »

+1 Climax

Personally I just love the feel of em. I find, compared to others, that they seem to have more predictable 'drop away' (is that even a thing??) with off hand stuff...  so, YMMV applies.

I'm getting a year out of them as my '99% of the time' set. So no complaints on wear either.

After 6 months I got around to equalizing them and found my strong hand out by about 3-4cms, fixed using the winder and haven't needed to do it since, still nice and even with wrists locked..

Just picked up 2 new sets locally, can't wait to load them up, fresh line.... mmmmm....  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010, 04:38 AM »

Thanks for your votes my friends.

The best Dual and Quad lines are Laser Pro Gold, Shanti Speedlines and Climax Profiline... OK

But they are no more for sale on the GWTW website ? Why ?  Roll Eyes

I'm looking for a 120' x 90 lbs Shanti Speedlines set. Where is it possible to buy one (by PM please) ?

Regards.
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 08:58 AM »

as a dual line flyer, having flown es55, LPG, Shanti Speed Line, and Shanti Skybond, for me it's Skybond all the way. low creep, good wear, and huge amount of wraps. while very strong line for the diameter, the coating on LPG is sticky and inhibits many wraps and also picks up a good amount of dirt. the Shanti Skybond yellow coating isn't sticky at all, quite the opposite, it's very slick.

not had the opportunity to fly climax yet though have always heard good things.
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 09:02 AM »

Must be a "new" Skybond the original was kevlar inside a sleeve.
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 09:08 AM »

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as long as you buy yourself a drink first then all is good Wink

i thought the same thing!  it also sounds like the NEW skybond is also yellow.....
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