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#1 kimbo

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:23 AM

Need to re-do the lines that came with my B. (Shanti) Not even lengths so I am going to try to do them myself.
Where can I get the same type of hollow "cord" used in sleeving?
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#2 RevWizard

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:16 AM

Need to re-do the lines that came with my B. (Shanti) Not even lengths so I am going to try to do them myself.
Where can I get the same type of hollow "cord" used in sleeving?
Thanks
Kimbo

Unless you don't like the sleeving presently on your lines, just reuse it. Untie the knots, slide the sleeving down the line to the desired position and retie the knot.
For new sleeving and kits, I would suggest that you contact your local kite shop first, otherwise go on-line and check the various web kite shops.

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#3 jsking

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:44 AM

Echo what Long John said. I generally just use 150# braided dacron kite line. If it's got a core, just pull the core out. Works great for sleeving.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:00 PM

For 90lb flying line, I like to use 100lb bridle line (core removed).
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#5 jburka

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:18 PM

Or, of course, you could just skip the sleeving...the only reason I have any sleeved rev lines is that I bought them pre-made and they had sleeving. All of my older linesets are unsleeved.

Edited by jburka, 01 June 2009 - 12:22 PM.


#6 Theresa

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:30 PM

I always get requests for this stuff!

Just use bridle line, with the core removed.

100# fits perfectly on LPG 90# and it should fit fine on your Shanti line.

Use 170# for larger than 90# line.....

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:04 PM

I wondered why the 100# was a bit tight on the 150's I made up Theresa.

Managed to persuade it to go on in the end though.

Oh just in case I forget to let you know, the package arived here safe, thank you.

And if you need a seconder on the line stuff, I will happily second Theresa. She is definatly good folks.




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