Laser Pro versus Laser Pro Gold
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tpatter:
Is there any difference between these - are they the same type of line?

I've only bought LPG in the past, but the LP sold seems the same.

Thanks,
-Tom
tpatter:
Thanks for the reply, I was looking to confirm that they are different - I'll stick with LPG. 

I like Skybond, but, at least for me, it just doesn't last.  I've broken all my sets of 100# in the same way - mid comete!  Perhaps I should learn to ease up a bit! 

Thanks,
Tom
Ca Ike:
Ok being a LPG flyer for years I can tell you there is a difference.  Laser pro gold is the standard line.  It has a bit looser braid decent coating and pretty slick.  It starts binding at about 10-12 wraps and has a good a mount of creep meaning you will have to even out the lines several times over the life of the set.  LAser pro gold "comp"  is a much better braid has a LOT less creep (i had a set that I wore out before I ever had to even it out).  The Comp line is also double coated IIRC.  THe strands are coated before braiding and then its coated again after braiding so its super slick and you can get 20+ wraps before any noticeable binding.  Quad guys and a lot of team dualies prefer LPG because it not only has next to no stretch/creep but it has better abrasion resistance than shanti speed line.  Flying pairs years ago with a couple friends we always had issue breaking speed line when we would wrap multiple sets and LPG just seemed to hold up better.

Current speed line and skybond are different than they used to be and speed line is quite improved.  Skybond is still too new to tell how well it wears, though I have now broken 2 skybond sets from flying wear. I fly a lot though and don't pay attention to wraps too much.
Quote from: tpatter on July 17, 2012, 05:56 PM

Thanks for the reply, I was looking to confirm that they are different - I'll stick with LPG. 

I like Skybond, but, at least for me, it just doesn't last.  I've broken all my sets of 100# in the same way - mid comete!  Perhaps I should learn to ease up a bit! 

Thanks,
Tom

Tom if your not sleeving your lines don't use skybond. Skybond HAS to be sleeved or it breaks at the knots every time, especially on aggressive tricks like the comete.

Oh and I should mention LAser pro gold and gold Comp are what you really want.  If its just plain laser pro its probably the earlier line thats not coated and has tons of stretch/creep.   Thats what prisms factory set were for a long time.  Still good line just not as good.
JimB:
Laser Pro Competition line is what LP sold for years before they came up with Gold.

It is not coated as far as I know. it is thicker for a given weight (you will fly in less wind with Gold) and it will take fewer wraps before binding than LP Gold.

On the plus side it out performs Gold over time in harsh environments, ie; beaches or anywhere you are dealing with grit, It is longer lasting than LPG. It also has a better hand than LPG.

LPG is coated, thinner, stiffer, and has less stretch than LP Comp. It is very low stretch which is why it tends to be popular with competitors.

LPG tends to pick up stuff. This and water seem to degrade its admitted strengths sometimes in as little as one flying session. If you fly on grass exclusively though, it is hard to beat.

Overall, I prefer Comp given a choice just because it stays cleaner and lasts longer.

While it does not have the performance of a new set of Gold, its characteristics do not change as much as it ages.

For competition flying LPG would be the choice.

I do not compete so ultimately LPGs strengths are not that important to me.

Or you can just go with Shanti Speed. I'm still flying a set of 80lb.x100ft. lines from the Mid-Nineties. Later they changed the weight rating to 90lb.. Same line just more conservatively rated back then.

It has good all around characteristics. Personal favorite.

Actually, it is called Warp Speed now and I guess they've made some changes. Whatever, still my favorite.
Ca Ike:
Laser pro comp line is coated but its coated at the strand level where the new LPG is coated after braiding IIRC.  From what I Had in my bag their grades went from LP- LP comp back in the 90's to LPG and LPG comp now.  Differences are in the braiding  and coating.  The change came around the same time SHimano bought into LPG to make fishing line and stopped cutting specifically for kiting.  I always liked Shanti for the braid quality since it was always a bit thinner than LP at the same weight but LP always had a better connection to the kite and still does IMO but its not as big a difference as it used to be.

Different line has different friction though and if you fly teams its best to all be flying the same line or you will run into what me and MIke did where you can't get the kites to fly the same speed due to different line drag and wear problems when you cross lines.
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