Line Poundage Strengths
Posted 08 November 2006 - 10:03 AM
I currently fly an Experience and just recently purchased but yet to fly, Supersonic. I have been looking over the site but cannot find a reference to poundage for the Supersonic, or any others.
Living in the UK we seem to be limited to line lengths and lb’s but will try my best to get NON Stretch 30m and 40m lines. Stretchy lines are just pointless to use anyway.
I am aware of this site found in another Forum Topic. http://www.kitesandmore.co.uk/ sell lines in the UK. Hoping they will have what I need.
Hope you can help
Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:08 AM
Purchase a good quality Spectra line. Shanti and Laser Pro Gold are usually the preferred line to use by most pilots.
If line is difficult to get in your area, you may be better off purchasing the line in bulk spools. It is a lot less expensive in bulk and you will be able to get quite a few sets out of it. Custom lenghts are easier to get that way as well. We have full stock of Shanti line in bulk and can ship overseas to you if you can't find anyone in your area to get some from.
Hope this helps.
Posted 10 November 2006 - 08:54 AM
Posted 10 November 2006 - 11:01 AM
Some shops prefer to order kite & handles only and supply their own linesets. This allows them to have a more customized package for their customers but unfortunatly some shops will supply a lower quality line to make a few extra bucks. Do some checking with the shop and find out which line is being supplied and you will be able to make a better purchase decision when you order. Always ask for a high quality spectra line with your Revs, it makes them fly ooh so much bettah!!! Shanti and Laser Pro are my personal favorites, I wouldnt settle for less.
Hope this helps.
Posted 11 November 2006 - 10:52 PM
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