i have done the sleeveless method myself a while back and i like it .. the only reason i dont do it is because at times i have to sometimes do an onfield adjustment if a line stretches out of wack.. with the thin sleeves i tie the one knot to make the loop and within minutes i can untie it to readjust my lineset and be back flying .. as we all know lines are always stretching .. espically if you fly in heavy winds alot like i do..the sleeveless method is a good one but now that i have the thin sleeves i like them and i use them.. ill have tons of sets with me so like i said before if anyone wants any let me know
True enough Antman,
but without the sleeving you never have to untie anything!
(plus you couldn't anyway, if you used the figure of eight knot, which I highly recommend- it gets tighter from both directions so it can't move in either direction).
You simply take the longest out-of-wack line and add a doubled over-hand knot to shorten it ever so slightly.
(This knot can move, so you simply butt it up against either end of your loops. Get it close and then pull the legs apart to make it slide to the desired location)
At the end (where you'd attach to the bridle) you insert another figure of eight knot, so you have an easy to use release point from the pig-tails.
I haven't used sleeving in dozen years & never had a failure unless some single line kiter hacked me! ( i do carry a Kevlar line-set in case folks want to play rough)
Teresa can make-up your pre-made sets in this manner also, . . .... if you just ask her about it when ordering.