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« on: June 11, 2013, 08:50 PM »

I am looking for a set of lineset for flying my Fearless SUL.  The shorter the better.  What is the shortest one I can go for that I can still do fly around and do some basic tricks?

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 09:10 PM »

30 feet minimum for tricks with flying.

I use 50 as a minimum.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 11:29 PM »

Why short?? Are you limited with space?  If not, I think a 50 lb... 75 -85 ft line set would be fine.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 04:50 AM »

I only have 50 by 80 ft area to fly .
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 06:22 AM »

50s are the shortest I fly with a full sized kite. I flew my 4D on 30' lines, but they were right for the scale of the mini-kite. I don't like the Fearless on lines longer than 75', though.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 07:44 AM »

I've flown the Skydog Black Dog UL on 30' lines outdoors.  I use 20 foot lines for my Focus (and Into The Wind) Echo outdoors, but that's a smaller kite.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 08:58 AM »

I frequently fly with a set that's probably 30-35' when the field is crowded with sunbathers and others.  My fearless SUL works great on that length. 

Of course, with such short lines you are doing lots of tricking and very little flying.  Smiley

Due to space, I also fly my standard on short lines when I have to, although I do overall much prefer 75 or 100 feet. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 10:05 AM »

I usually fly the Fearless SUL in very low wind on 65' with 4' leaders so about 70' total. We were flying it on 100 x 50lb Saturday and it was great. But when there is almost no wind I have 35' x 50lb and 50' x 50lb I use. I have flown it many times on the 35' and it works fine. The kite will work. It's more of a personal preference whether you like line that short.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 11:57 AM »

In Asbury Park, NJ one of the more popular beaches I try to fly at North Beach (more space) so there I go 60 feet. Sometimes around 10:30 AM after two hours people come closer - 50 foot. Sometimes when I fly at the main part of the beach (First Ave.) near my beach house around 4PM as people leave and I need another FIX - I use 50 feet but will go to 40 feet. Shorter - means quicker tricks and faster response time with less track flying. As you go longer its less effort on you and the brain. The Transformer SUL is fast to begin with and its your preference - the better pilot you are the shorter the lines you can go - no one is scoring me anymore that a flic flac is three consecutive succesful attempts - as the wind is picking up  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy. As long as you can do a backspin cascade on the Tattoo three feet of the ground what's the big deal ... with anything else ... personally speaking ... anything more than 75 feet is OFFENSIVE ... now-a-days ...  Shocked Shocked Shocked 
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 11:57 AM »

Thanks, I will try the 50#/35ft line.  I have never flown such the short line.  I think the shortest I have ever flown is 60ft.  I use 110ft most of the time and occassionally 120ft.
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