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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2012, 10:55 AM »

A quad line set of LPG - 4 x 90lbx120# - is 76/ $120 this side of the pond  Huh   Haven't seen dual line sets.

A dual line set of similar Climax line is around 20!
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2012, 07:50 PM »

Skybond is mine atm. good feedback, no stretch at all on any of the sets i made and so far wears well.

2nd only because its not easy to find now is the laser pro gold "comp" grade.  IT was easily 10 times better than the current LPG.
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2012, 02:53 AM »

I got a Vector lineset from Sportkitedesign when I ordered my 'Seven'. Amazingly slick, almost too slick. I can get 20-30 wraps in them before they start to get tight.
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2012, 05:38 PM »

Shanti Speed Line is tops on my list I have tried Skybond, but I prefer Speedline Grin, I have also tried all the others, and have a lot of sets I no longer use if anyone is interested in buying Wink
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2012, 12:55 PM »

What ever happened to the tests you were going to do on all those? Too much flying cut into your time to stretch them all out? Was a better use of time anyway ... hehe

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 07:16 AM »

Ockert Climax profiline and protec were my fav's until Liros came along ...  Lips sealed
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2012, 11:08 AM »

have a lot of sets I no longer use if anyone is interested in buying Wink

I would like to try Skybond if you have a 85 ft X 100 lb set...
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2012, 04:07 PM »

I have never flown Shanti that I know of.....Have a lineset somewhere, that I picked up somewhere else, when acquiring yet another kite........LPG was always my favorite until Prism came out with the Modulus, which is LPG, I guess. It does take a while to wear in, but once that happens....it's great.  Many many twists with no noise or stickiness, but again, you have to fly it long enough to get to that stage.....Favorite is 90# X 75 ft.

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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2012, 04:36 PM »

My go-to line set is 100#/50-ft Skybond.  I friggin' love it.  This past Sunday, I was feeling adventuresome and pulled out a 100-ft Modulus set...I don't know how anybody could fly on lines that long.  Even my 75-ft set seems like it's too long now.
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2012, 10:42 AM »

Skybond is mine atm. good feedback, no stretch at all on any of the sets i made and so far wears well.

2nd only because its not easy to find now is the laser pro gold "comp" grade.  IT was easily 10 times better than the current LPG.
Comp is available and I have it...
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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2012, 09:26 PM »

Skybond is mine atm. good feedback, no stretch at all on any of the sets i made and so far wears well.

2nd only because its not easy to find now is the laser pro gold "comp" grade.  IT was easily 10 times better than the current LPG.
Comp is available and I have it...
I may have to get a roll from  ya when the funds allow Dave.  I was told they discontinued it when shimano bought them out.

Skybond is mine atm. good feedback, no stretch at all on any of the sets i made and so far wears well.

2nd only because its not easy to find now is the laser pro gold "comp" grade.  IT was easily 10 times better than the current LPG.
How do you distinguish the difference between LPG and LPG "comp" grade?

Comp is available and I have it...

How do I know yours is "comp" grade?
LPG had 2 variations the laser pro gold and the laser pro gold Competition line (labeled laser pro gold "comp").  THe competition LPG I always got was slicker (25+wraps with no binding vs 10-20 with regular LPG) and virtually no stretch or springiness/creep (you could barely pull it 1/4 inch the braid was so tight and the pre stretch so complete) which gives it a responsiveness edge over Skybond in moderate winds. The 100# skybond I can pull up to 2 inches and it will spring back and you can actually feel it in moderate winds on strong inputs, especially if its a bit gusty.  THe actual braid between the two seems almost identical with the LGP comp just slightly thicker in diameter but its also either 90# or 110# line size.

THe other difference between LPG Comp and Skybond seems to be that the coating on LPG is saturated through the line(coated prior to braiding?)whereas Skybond seems more of a surface coating and as the coating wears the slickness gets less.  I have an LPG comp set thats at least 10 years old that is still slick even though its a bit fuzzy from wear and a skybond set thats barely 10 months old that binds at 12 wraps (not yellow anymore either but a smoky off white) and all I fly on is grass.  Skybond is still sweet line and I figure being an early batch (1st production run) the coating might not have gone as well as it should have.  IIRC PRisms modulus line is just colored LPG Comp grade line. 
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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2012, 10:00 PM »

I found out another little tidbit about Skybond yesterday.

I was cutting a 100' set down to 76' which is my preferred length.  I marked the line with a pink sharpie after pulling them and measuring to 76'.  I then cut the line and went to bend them at the mark, but could not find it.  I repeated this again noting that the sharpie marks will simply brush off Skybond.  Thank goodness - I was concerned that I was having a senior moment!  Smiley

I will concur with Ike in that, at least for me, LPG lasts noticeably longer than Skybond.  I do fly often, but the longest that I have gotten a Skybond set to last so far has been ~7 months (mostly on grass). 
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2012, 12:15 AM »

AAh yes I forgot about skybond turning a sharpie into a dry erase  magic marker.  IF you sleeve your lines its not really an issue but the only way to mark skybond where it doesn't come off is to use a paint pen or auto pinstriping tape.
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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2012, 08:01 AM »

AAh yes I forgot about skybond turning a sharpie into a dry erase  magic marker.  IF you sleeve your lines its not really an issue but the only way to mark skybond where it doesn't come off is to use a paint pen or auto pinstriping tape.

hmmm.. weird... i used Bic pen ink, with no issue.
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« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2012, 08:40 AM »

AAh yes I forgot about skybond turning a sharpie into a dry erase  magic marker.  IF you sleeve your lines its not really an issue but the only way to mark skybond where it doesn't come off is to use a paint pen or auto pinstriping tape.

hmmm.. weird... i used Bic pen ink, with no issue.

I used a black sharpie when I made my line sets. I didn't have any problems.

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