I have been practicing my line splicing technique making double spliced loops (insert a section of line inside another then splice a loop. Sort of like sleeving with the sleeve on the inside).
It is really, really easy. Much easier than sleeving and sewing loops.
- Does splicing have any adverse impacts on line strength?
- Why don't kite manufacturers splice the lines? (I'm guessing in a production context it's faster to sew when you have a dedicated line sewing machine and it's easier to color code the ends with sleeving.)
This is the splicing technique I use:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9UmQTUbVLA
You need to finish off with a few hand stitches to lock the line in place when it is not under load. Some people use a dab of glue.