I have a new quiver of 2013 Parks (which I am loving) but noticed today quite obvious wear/fraying on the flying lines. It is at the point where the steering lines cross the centre lines after looping. I untwist my lines immediately on landing but have been doing a lot of rolls (and a few loops)
I only got the kites at Xmas and have used these lines less than a dozen times but I am already concerned about their condition. Is this a common problem? How frayed can the lines get before losing a significant portion of their strength? Any source for cheap replacement lines that you can suggest? Tips for prevention?
Thanks for your help.
Are you sure it is fraying though? I mean I have been using 1 bar since I got my parks late this summer, and I loop the kites quite a lot. No problem at all. Could it be the wax I think they have on the lines? I have used that bar a lot.
I do no maintenance, I doubt I have even rinsed the bar once. I do check my lines, and make sure I have no knots, but that is about it.