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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 09:58 AM
Sleeving tool for dyneema?


Looking for recommendations for a sleeving tool for standard dyneema linesets.

I broke two linesets at IBX and inherited a third broken one from a friend.

I'm using this technique to repair them:
https://youtu.be/JwITVYXLwv4

So I'm not really sleeving, just making knotless loops.

I have been using some wire from a Prism kite first aid kit. I've already broken one of those wires.

Doing the brake lines is a challenge, there's not much of a tunnel or my wire is too big. I can do it but it's a painstaking process.

It looks like Fix My Kite and kitesandfunthings.com have some sleeving tools. Has anyone used these?

Or should I just get guitar string (as suggested in the YouTube link)? I assume the "E" string is what you want?
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 11:57 AM
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have not done this, but if there's a store around you that has some DIY fishing equipment, they'll likely have stainless steel wire in various strengths/thicknesses. that's normally used for making spinners and lots of other things. you may be able to buy short lengths, you might have to buy a few feet. it depends on the shop.
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 12:28 PM


Yup, stainless steel wire was going to be my other option. I'll look into fishing supply places.
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 12:55 PM


I have the fix my kite sleeving kit and use it all the time. Very good tool - much better than other ones I have owned. I've mainly used it with dacron, not much dyneema but I see no reason why it woudn't work. BTW - I seldom use the sleeves though they worked fine when I did.



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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 01:31 PM


Randy - Thanks, I will look into that tool also.
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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 02:38 PM


One set done. Brake lines not pretty, but hopefully they'll hold.


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[*] posted on 4-19-2019 at 08:03 PM


I use the finest gauge fishing line leader available at the bait and tackle store. If you are using pre-stretched lines like laser pro gold, it helps to deform the segment of line that forms the jacket around the line end. I typically squeeze it between my thumb nail and four finger as I pulled a line segment across my thumb nail. this makes it much easier to get the wire fid inside the line.

Popeye's technique and video are great. Do that.

If you are repairing line, you can join two segments together by putting the tail of each inside the other. Bury about 4 inches of each line inside the other line. It works great.
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[*] posted on 4-22-2019 at 11:37 AM


I use the wire fids that come in the sleeving kits from the likes of Into the Wind on my splices [3 mm line].
In a divergence from a traditional fid the "professional" wires have a looped point which I find very useful for capturing the end being "inserted" be it line into a sleeve or line back through itself for a splice.
[just watched Popeyes video that you linked] Oh I see that thesese fids have theat loop at the end. Another video resource is animatedknots.com [Brrummel Splice]. The strength of the splice is in the bury, which IIRC should be 73x of the diameter which works out to 10 -15 cm [Popeye was using 12 cm] for the lines we are dealing with, rather than the pass throughs. For line break repairs, such as yours I do two pass throughs about 1 cm apart and then a 10 -15 cm bury on both sides.




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