What Lines

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Jack
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What Lines

Postby Jack » Sun, May 20 2007, 05:09 PM

i broke my line set for my Prism Nexus 5-stack.
what line/weight/length should i get.

Jack

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Hector Herrera
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Re: What Lines

Postby Hector Herrera » Sun, May 20 2007, 05:30 PM

Hi Jack, This is what I found, it may help you.
Pre-measured and attached stacking lines, 150# x 85? Spectra lines.
I'd suggest, to get in touch with Chicago Kite, David may have it right away for you.
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Re: What Lines

Postby brownssl » Thu, May 15 2008, 11:04 AM

should i use 50 pound lines or 90 pound line and how long on my rev sul :revspin:
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Re: What Lines

Postby Babbman » Thu, May 15 2008, 11:30 AM

brownssl wrote:should i use 50 pound lines or 90 pound line and how long on my rev sul :revspin:


90's are typical and can handle almost any wind situation. 50's are used in very light wind but when it comes down to it, it's more about technique than line weight when flying light wind. Work on the technique. There is some very useful information in the forums and on other forums about light wind Rev flying. Also check over at Kitelife as I believe there is a video or 2 on it.

On length, we use 120's for team flying and I've seen preferences ranging from 75' to 100' and shorter. I believe most precut sets are i75' or 85'. We typically buy a roll of 1000' and make up our own sets of 120's.

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Re: What Lines

Postby Jeff » Thu, May 15 2008, 11:45 AM

Yeah...90 lb.

My two sets are 75' and 120'.

Well, actually, I also have a 25' set, just for the novelty of it.
Keep calm, and park it in the pocket

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Re: What Lines

Postby Mike » Thu, May 15 2008, 12:32 PM

As far as flying with the rest of the club, having a set of 75' and 120' will mean you match the rest of us.
Out in the world, 85' is pretty common too.

iQuad flew a team of 4 on 65' when street flying in Japan. It felt pretty weird.

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Re: What Lines

Postby brownssl » Thu, May 15 2008, 02:29 PM

thank you very helpful :up:
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Re: What Lines

Postby linekahuna » Mon, Dec 29 2008, 04:46 PM

I like to use lines between 100 to 150' long for flying stacks.
It depends on how big the stack is. The more kites, the stronger the lines.
It gives you plenty of wind window to play with.
Add some 100' tails to each kite and watch the people crowd around you. :mrorange:

Here is a mixed stack flown on 500 lb. lines.

Image

Image

The end result of too much pull.

LK.
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Re: What Lines

Postby Mike » Mon, Dec 29 2008, 05:02 PM

ha! I love the sand-dragging shot.

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Re: What Lines

Postby Jeepster » Mon, Dec 29 2008, 08:53 PM

Mike wrote:ha! I love the sand-dragging shot.


I will practice restraint ... I will practice restraint ... I will practice restraint ... I will not say any of the things floating in my head ... it's wrong to shoot at fish in a barrel ... I will practice restraint.

Now, where is that iQuad video of Grand Haven in 2008?

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Re: What Lines

Postby Mike » Mon, Dec 29 2008, 10:57 PM

ahhh, but I was very graceful ;)


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