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« on: June 03, 2013, 07:39 AM »

I was thinking of using 3 or 4in section of Skyshark P100 as ferrules for a BD Nitro LE for my SS build instead of solid 7mm ferrules.  They appear strong enough and would reduce weight.  I am just not sure if this is safe or strong enough.  I see Aerostuff uses tubular ferrules and wondered if the P100 would be suffcient.  Any ideas, experiences or warnings would be very much welcomed.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 09:59 PM »

I have seen P100 used as a reducer in LEs and LSs, and then a ferrule with an OD of .240 takes the actual load.  Whether the ferrule is solid or hollow depends on the application.  Not sure how much weight a tubular ferrule will save, though.

On my Talon Std, I have successfully substituted the P100 used in the LE for P1X (http://jestofevekites.com/techtalon_std.htm).  Mostly because I had a scrap piece of P1X around, and it nicely matched the look of the P2X ULE that Mark had used on my kite in place of P200.  I have never felt a difference in performance, though, and I doubt there would be anything measurable.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 03:48 AM »

Neglected to explicitly say that IMHO the P100 will definitely not be strong enough as an LE ferrule in a standard kite.  In an SUL, which is the only application where I would feel comfortable using it, you could more efficiently save weight by taking a lighter rod than BD Nitro. Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 04:42 PM »

I agree, in the Std pro frame, I would use a more solid ferrule.  I use the P100 to shim a .240 ferrule in the end of the Nitro or nitro strong. 
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