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« on: June 08, 2009, 07:38 PM »

Has anyone seen spools of this stuff? Is it available in bulk?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 07:40 PM »

In Huntington Beach Mark said it was only going to be available in sets.

Sweet stuff!!  I'm gonna get me a 90#x100' as soon as its out.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 11:55 PM »

is it going to have the same waxy feel as the laser pro gold?  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 07:36 AM »

is it going to have the same waxy feel as the laser pro gold?  Sad

It's nothing like LPG. A smooth plasticy feel as i remember.
I'm curious to see how well it handles wraps.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 08:19 AM »

How do we know? Has anyone had their hands on it yet?

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 08:51 AM »

mark reed had the 90# at KP7 all that i remember was that it was noticeably thinner than LPG (looked more like 50) and two different colors he mentioned that it is a lot stronger also.. i didnt actually get touchy feely with it though
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 10:03 AM »

If it is a lot stronger wouldn't it have a higher "test" rating?
Just wondering.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2009, 10:35 AM »

If it is a lot stronger wouldn't it have a higher "test" rating?
Just wondering.

I think the stronger part is what makes a 90# test line with the diameter for 50# line.  The line that "looks" like 90# is probably 150 or 200#.  Kind of like adjusting sliders Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009, 10:53 AM »

Thanks Jared ... thought about that right after i posted.
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2009, 10:55 AM »

Regardless of any marketing claims, I've always found thinner line less slippery than thicker. I read an explanation of this somewhere, but it has to do with the braid, I believe. If there is a line as thin as 50# and as slippery as 90, I'd be impressed.

I'd also think thinner would be a trade off in either strength or elasticity. How stretchy is that super thin "90#" line?

Maybe its a miracle fiber? If so, why isn't LaserPro marketing it direct?

I'm all for new linesets, and I don't think Mark is full of it, it's just that spectra has been an area of so much marketing hype since the beginning of (kite) time, that I'm skeptical.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2009, 11:15 AM »

Regardless of any marketing claims, I've always found thinner line less slippery than thicker. I read an explanation of this somewhere, but it has to do with the braid, I believe. If there is a line as thin as 50# and as slippery as 90, I'd be impressed.

I'd also think thinner would be a trade off in either strength or elasticity. How stretchy is that super thin "90#" line?

Maybe its a miracle fiber? If so, why isn't LaserPro marketing it direct?

I'm all for new linesets, and I don't think Mark is full of it, it's just that spectra has been an area of so much marketing hype since the beginning of (kite) time, that I'm skeptical.

Up to this point the majority of all lines sport kite flyers have been using, have been a single hollow braid spectra weave.   With the exception of the early kevlar core dacron braided line from the 90's.  Someone mentioned putting a second braided core into spectra could add strength while reducing diameter, over on Kitebuilder not too long ago.  I'm wondering if they have started to use that technology in their lines.
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 11:17 AM »

Any blurbs online about this stuff?
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2009, 11:27 AM »

Any blurbs online about this stuff?
not much, other than it's supposed to be in stock March '09.
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2009, 11:39 AM »

All out of stock on GWTW site.  any way we can pre-order this?

http://www.chicokites.com/store/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=9
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2009, 11:44 AM »

but. but. It's June.  Cry Cheesy
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