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STUNT KITE LINE

Posted: Sun, Feb 04 2007, 08:30 AM
by MOWER MAN
HELLO FROM OHIO,
I JUST BOUGHT A TWO LINE STUNT KITE CALLED CHERRY BOMB FOR BEGINNERS,IT COMES WITH DACRON LINE,80lb, 80ft IS THAT GOOD LINE OR SHOULD I GET ANOTHER KIND?
THANKS :-D

Re: STUNT KITE LINE

Posted: Sun, Feb 04 2007, 04:18 PM
by Mike
I'm not a dual line guy so I can't give a definitive answer. But on quad kites, a spectra line makes big difference and is much better.
For those not familiar with the cherry bomb, here is a review.

Re: STUNT KITE LINE

Posted: Mon, Feb 05 2007, 07:52 AM
by MOWER MAN
HI MIKE,
THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE,I SURE APPRECIATE IT.

Re: STUNT KITE LINE

Posted: Mon, Feb 05 2007, 09:43 AM
by chicagokite
good morning

spectra line is going to be your best bet for flying stunt kites we carry shanti best on the market

Re: STUNT KITE LINE

Posted: Wed, Feb 07 2007, 05:33 PM
by Knoted4ever
Yeap... Shanti is definitely what i would recommend! :up:

Re: STUNT KITE LINE

Posted: Wed, Feb 07 2007, 07:38 PM
by awindofchange
Kite line can be compared to tires on a car. Where a good bias-ply will work just fine, it wont give you near the performance that a good high performance radial tire will. The same can go for kite line. Your Dacron line that is supplied with the kite will work ok for you for just flying the kite around and having fun, the strength should be more than enough for your kite as well. You will get a much better performance from your kite by switching your line out for a high grade spectra line such as Shanti or Laser Pro. Dacron line will have stretch in it and (for a given weight) will be larger in diameter giving more drag as your kite flies through the air. Spectra line has no stretch which will direct your inputs on the kite instantly and give you a much more solid feel when flying, it is also smaller in diameter (per weight) which will give less drag. Some may argue that it is not necessary for the higher performance line...the same goes for tires on a car, maybe it is not necessary to get a high performance tire for your car. But if you want the best performance out of your kite then the better line is what you will need to accomplish that. Once you fly on a high quality lineset you will have a really hard time going back to standard lines.

My suggestion for you is to fly what you have, enjoy, have a fun time. Once your lines start to wear or if you get any damage on them upgrade to a high quality lineset.

BTW, the Cherry Bomb is a great kite! :up: