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What Lines

Posted: Sun, May 20 2007, 05:09 PM
by Jack
i broke my line set for my Prism Nexus 5-stack.
what line/weight/length should i get.

Jack

Re: What Lines

Posted: Sun, May 20 2007, 05:30 PM
by Hector Herrera
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.
:dualspin: :dualspin: :dualspin: :dualspin: :dualspin:

Hector Herrera

Re: What Lines

Posted: Thu, May 15 2008, 11:04 AM
by brownssl
should i use 50 pound lines or 90 pound line and how long on my rev sul :revspin:

Re: What Lines

Posted: Thu, May 15 2008, 11:30 AM
by Babbman
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.

Re: What Lines

Posted: Thu, May 15 2008, 11:45 AM
by Jeff
Yeah...90 lb.

My two sets are 75' and 120'.

Well, actually, I also have a 25' set, just for the novelty of it.

Re: What Lines

Posted: Thu, May 15 2008, 12:32 PM
by Mike
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.

Re: What Lines

Posted: Thu, May 15 2008, 02:29 PM
by brownssl
thank you very helpful :up:

Re: What Lines

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 04:46 PM
by linekahuna
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.

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The end result of too much pull.

LK.

Re: What Lines

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 05:02 PM
by Mike
ha! I love the sand-dragging shot.

Re: What Lines

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 08:53 PM
by Jeepster
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?

Muzzled,
Tom

Re: What Lines

Posted: Mon, Dec 29 2008, 10:57 PM
by Mike
ahhh, but I was very graceful ;)