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« on: March 16, 2013, 01:18 PM »

I know it depens from the personal taste....
But wondering.... which lenght You use for trick - ballet flying for ....let say ...... kite of 2,3m size.
I feel comfort with 30 meters lines lenght for my Sea Devil std.

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 02:11 PM »

I have settled in at 100ft/30 meters but so often it is wind and location specific; less line in less wind. I do find a longer line lets me correct from mistakes better

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 02:36 PM »

My flying space limits me to 25 meters. I have become quite used to that length or shorter, longer lines screw me up !

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 04:10 PM »

I use 110ft for trick most of the time, and 120ft for ballet.  I use 85ft for very low wind flying.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 06:50 PM »

90 lb, 85 ft. 90% of the time...

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 06:58 PM »

90lb/75ft for lighter winds, 90lb/100ft for everything else, though my bag does contain a rarely used 150lb/120ft set for cutting shapes in a high wind sky.

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 08:09 PM »

75 to 100 feet. Tricks and general flying.

50#/50' or 50#/100' for low wind days.

If the wind is good, I'll fly a set of 175#/85' of Skybond.

That heavy line gets out of the kite's way during tricks.

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My biggest set is 275#/120' used when I competed in Precision in BASLK

during high winds. It really fills up a winder.  Huh

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 09:04 PM »

I prefer 70-85ft lines for doing tricks in favorable winds. If the winds are on the upper range for the kite I am flying, I will use 100ft lines. I just bought a set of 120ft sky bond and found that I need bit of practice to get use to such long lines!
 I don't do ballet so I can't speak for that but generally I think that shorter line sets are more condusive to trick flying as the kite reacts faster to your inputs.

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 10:59 PM »

75-125 feet for me depending on space.  I do a lot of ballet style flying so 125 is my usual length.  Biggest reason precision/ballet flyers use 125' is at that length the pattern grid for compulsory figures becomes measurable in feet instead of % of window.  As for kite reaction  it really depends on the lines.  My 125 skybond set reacts faster than my 125 berry blue set.  For all around flying 85-100 feet is a good range.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2013, 01:27 AM »

75' - 85' x 90 lb depending on if I've grabbed the Shanti or LPG, 50' x 50 lb LPG with the SUL's if the wind is so low they can't drag the 90 lb LPG around. 150' x 200 lb on the old skool kites because that's what we used back then and I have 3 sets of those old Kevlars.

75' - 150 on the SLK's, sure mine dance around and come down more regularly then others but they are always happy to come back home with me rather then spend their last days in the light poles   Embarrassed   gotta love Nor Cal inland winds that can shift 180* in a minute or two.

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013, 03:16 PM »

I must be different. Learned this from John C. Fly different lenghts based on the size of the kite.

50# at 60' & 75'.
   60' for smaller kites like the Shadow and Airwave Zero
   75' for larger kites WM, Mongoose & Mojp ULs

90# at 75' & 100'
    75' for JJF, Talon & Tekken
  100' for WM, Infinity, DS, Soul

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 08:45 PM »

100-110 ft for tricks and general fun.

125 ft for precision and ballet. Line weight depends on wind conditions, from 50 lbs up to 200 lbs.



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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 05:23 AM »

150# ~40-50' maybe 70's if i feel good and am flying a more precise kite....

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