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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby rtz » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:32 pm


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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby Caesar » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:08 pm

foam-n-fibre wrote:What I mean is that when you fold the line over to create the loop, you will start with the line, where it is folded over double, straight and parallel with no twists. Now, when you tie the figure 8 you will probably introduce a twist or two in the lines. Take the time to look at the figure 8 you just tied, and if necessary, work out a twist or two in the two lines, where they might cross over each other somewhere within the knot. It should look super clean if done right.

Does that make sense?

Peter


Ahh, now I know.

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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby Ivel » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:27 pm

Splicing is the best way
Use a folded piece of mono-filament fishing line or a large needle as a fid, no need for expensive crap.
This is what I use for my lines, at the bottom of the page is the 500lb test line. Super easy to splice, and at $182.99 for 600yds you cant go wrong.
http://www.tackledirect.com/jerry-brown ... 00yds.html

Look online for splicing guides. Samson ropes has a good guide, look at 12 strand eye splice
http://www.samsonrope.com/splicing-instructions.cfm

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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby bay surfer » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:11 pm

Know your units 1 Newton = 0.10195kg of breaking strenght, those CHEAP lines are Cheap because they have 330 lb or 150 kg BREAKING strength. I would not use them for any Powerkiting including my 3m I use in the winter, they would break before your first session was finished!

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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby edt » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:19 pm

bay, both the lines quoted above switch & liquid force are somewhere between 700-800 pounds strength they are legit

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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby bay surfer » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:34 pm

3200 Newtons = 330lb or 150Kg break strenght. Those lines are quoted at 3200N 1kg=0.1095N force strength.

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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby edt » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:44 pm

bay surfer wrote:3200 Newtons = 330lb or 150Kg break strenght. Those lines are quoted at 3200N 1kg=0.1095N force strength.


bro check your units . . .

1 Newton = 0.10195kg of breaking strenght

3200 * 0.10195 = 330 kilograms

330 kilograms = 730 pounds

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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby Slappysan » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:18 pm

Anyone know the front line lengths on that switch line set? That's a great price for lines.

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Re: Where to find cheap kite lines?

Postby flybykite » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:32 pm

Slappysan wrote:Anyone know the front line lengths on that switch line set? That's a great price for lines.

They are all identical lengths on Switch kites so 20m.


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