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Postby kitesurfrabbi » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:18 pm

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Postby Jurriaan » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:55 am

Where do you buy the line?

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Postby mv » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:08 am

I have found that Offdalip.com has the best price.

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Postby fkb » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:10 pm

Silver Bullet wrote:Been using qline for years with great success, except for one thing. How do you tie the end for a knotted end instead of a loop end. Every time I've tried any type of knot, it's broken at that point within 5 sessions....


I always just made a figure 8... worked fine. Sometimes I'd have to double it up to make it big enough to feel comfortable about it.

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Postby kitezilla » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:13 am

fkb wrote:
Silver Bullet wrote:Been using qline for years with great success, except for one thing. How do you tie the end for a knotted end instead of a loop end. Every time I've tried any type of knot, it's broken at that point within 5 sessions....


I always just made a figure 8... worked fine. Sometimes I'd have to double it up to make it big enough to feel comfortable about it.




fkb,

What kind of line was the larkshead, made of that connected with the Q Power line? Did you get any signs of wear on the sheath of the Q Power line just below the figure 8 knot?

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Re: Making your own line sets

Postby Laughingman » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:18 pm

Can you use this knot with standard kite line. I have a new cab with a bad line. But I have and old cab bar with good lines but too long. Can I simply shorten one and tie a figure 8 loop at One end?

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Re: Making your own line sets

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:32 pm

Laughingman wrote:Can you use this knot with standard kite line. I have a new cab with a bad line. But I have and old cab bar with good lines but too long. Can I simply shorten one and tie a figure 8 loop at One end?


Yes...sleeve it....and put the knot near the bar...not near the kite...

......this will let the line stretch to absorb energy before it reaches the knot

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Re: Making your own line sets

Postby davesails7 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:51 am

Sleeving it makes it OK?

How different are the lengths. If they are close you can make pigtails out of some Dyneema line like this:
http://www.cautionkites.com/vid/vid.index.nb.pigtail.php

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Re: Making your own line sets

Postby jakemoore » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:25 am

SupaEZ wrote:
Yes...sleeve it....and put the knot near the bar...not near the kite...

......this will let the line stretch to absorb energy before it reaches the knot


The correct way is to sleeve the end of the line, tie an overhand knot in the middle of the sleeve, and then sew the sleeve into a loop with the knot at the end.

Does not make any difference which side has the knot, the tension is the same through the whole length of line.

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