But if it seems too short - you can just add the 3m extensions
Tnx Peter, that's exactly what I ended up doing, order the lines and 3m extensions.
Tnx Mike, I have a buddy that his lines stretched like 2" after 6 months of below average ridding, and I've read a lot in the Switch forum about line stretching issues. Mine haven't yet, but I pre-stretched mine, and I only have like 4 seshs on my lines.
Apparently few kiters prestretch the lines when they get new bars/lines - I know, supposedly lines have been "prestretched" but not to the extent of when used to kite.
I learned to additionally stretch new lines by attaching ends to nail or rope or whatever and then hooking into harness and really lean back - not just against front lines but also pull hard on the rear/end lines.
Now you've stretched ALL the lines and they should not significantly stretch with use - but still check them periodically.
I always do this as well when I get fresh lines, I was told to always do this ... so I do. Makes sense.
Thanks guys, I couldn't pass up on the LF lines deal, so I ordered them hopefully I'll like the 18s otherwise, I'll add the 3m extensions and call it a day.