Lines For A Flexifoil 10ft
Subject: Lines For A Flexifoil 10ft
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Beattie)
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1993 20:15:55 -1000
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >> I have decided to get a 10Ft Felxifoil. Having discussed
> >> it with my local dealer he recommends 300lbsX150Ft dyneema (sp ?)
> >> lines --- these seem quite expensive, are they really necessary ?
> >> Does 300lb line not make the kite harder to launch. I am willing
> >> to buy them if they are the best/hardest wearing.
>Declan, I don't have a 10' Flexi but I do stack 6' flexi's 4 deep for power
>kiting. The "Into the Wind" catalog recomends that the 10' be flown with
>200 lb line. But if you even think that you would like to stack another
>kite with your 10' then I would stay with the 300 lb. I also recomend that
>you get a set of padded straps (handles) to fly with also.
Best: For no compromise, I buy Spectra rather than Dyneema.
Hardest Wearing: These lines are NOT hard wearing! They are thin, strong
expensive and slippery but easy to cut.
200lb or 300lb: 200lb will do for one, but when I started, I assumed that I
would buy more and got 300lb. 300lb is enough for as many as you like.
The single flexi should however, fly slightly better on 200lb.
Length: 150' is OK for flexies. The longer it is, the more time it has to get
up to speed.
Padded straps: Ignore Dick on this one (sorry Dick). Take care of your
wrists. Use Sky Claws (or similar).
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