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#21 Mike

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:43 AM

The really light lines can be a nuisance when 3D flying.
I have a set of 30# x 50' and the line is so fine that it tangles around every weed and snagger on the field.
Even worse, it's so thin that it's very difficult to undo the tangles, let alone see which way the snarl goes.
I love 50# in the longer lengths in light breezes, but prefer 90# if I'm doing 3D.


What brand are you using?
I've found Shanti 50# line to be easy to tangle--like flying with thread.
Laser Pro 50# is much better.

I'm more agnostic with 90# line, but for 50#, IMHO Laser Pro is the way to go.

UK folks: come out to Kite Party and stock up on Laser Pro while you're here! It's sold right on the pier.
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:55 AM

I understand (not from personal experience) that Climax is pretty good too - see here for the Climax range - and may be more easily available.

Climax is good but LPG is better, scarce a s rocking horse manure in the UK though. If I were you I would take up Theresa's offer and order from her, I know from personal experience that she ties a nice line set and provides excellent service. I know it may take a little longer to arrive from the US but as my old Mum always says “all good things are worth waiting for”. And at $35 you shouldn’t get hit for customs charges.
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:38 AM

What brand are you using?
I've found Shanti 50# line to be easy to tangle--like flying with thread.
Laser Pro 50# is much better.

I'm more agnostic with 90# line, but for 50#, IMHO Laser Pro is the way to go.

UK folks: come out to Kite Party and stock up on Laser Pro while you're here! It's sold right on the pier.

It's 30# Spiderwire. I got it on sale at a big discount, but have found it more of a nuisance than it's worth.
LPG is stiffer and less prone to auto-macramé itself.
I need to get a new roll of the 50# Laser Pro Gold and retire the Spiderwire.




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