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[*] posted on 1-13-2005 at 08:18 PM
Line Jive


All of my line sets are stock. And i know, Time has come to re-line. I belive, 80' is the length. So the question is, buy bulk line, or stay pre made. Longer line for low wind? Then what about line streach? Also, Is there a rule for brake line, how long is too long? For sure, too short is no good. What is more cost effective??



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[*] posted on 1-14-2005 at 01:36 AM


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buy bulk line, or stay pre made... / ...What is more cost effective??
You will save money by buying bulk line.
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Longer line for low wind?
That is a commonly accepted rule.
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Then what about line streach?
When you setup a new set of lines, sleeve and tie the loops at one end, hook them to a secure object then stretch the lines by pulling the unsleeved ends several times before tying the final loops.

I stretch all 4 lines at once by running the bulk line out as a continuous loop four lenghts around two ground stakes set 80-90 feet apart, cut and sleeve all the ends at one point (creating two long lines), hook the loops to a secure object then walk to the unfinished end and use a metal tool to stretch the lines thoroughly by pulling against the secured end. Last, cut and sleeve the remaining ends (creating for lines - a complete set).
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Also, Is there a rule for brake line, how long is too long?
Make your brake lines exactly the same length as your top lines.



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[*] posted on 1-17-2005 at 06:46 PM


To add to Bob's post: Laser Pro Gold spectra line is worth it's weight in gold, literally. Line stretch is minimal and it's so tough you can get away with smaller diameters on the brake lines (as small as 90 lbs, though 150lbs is more the norm) for less drag.

75-80 foot is fine for small foils, 100ft for midsize, 125ft or more for the biggest foils where there may be more wind higher up.




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