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#1 The Pontificator

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 05:36 PM

We used to use Armor-All on Spectra linesets to restore the "slickness".

Does anyone else do this? Any other options?

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:44 AM

cant say i tried that but sounds like a good idea
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 12:34 PM

I'll have to try that. Armor all should not hurt the line. Did you spray the line while it was on the handle and work it in with your fingers?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:04 PM

I like using sandpaper on John's lines just before a comp.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:34 PM

Har har, you'll need more than that! :P

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 03:01 PM

oh monkey i know your not a cheater <_<
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 03:08 PM

oh monkey i know your not a cheater <_<



;)

I'll get him fair and square, someday, somehow.

I -almost- filled his indoor rods with sand this weekend for april fools however.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:27 PM

What Monks isn't telling you is that he picked up a B-Series vented this past weekend, trying to up his odds of winning. ;)

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:36 PM

;)

I'll get him fair and square, someday, somehow.

I -almost- filled his indoor rods with sand this weekend for april fools however.

Try the bullets from .22 shells next time. They fit perfectly inside 1/4" rods.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:21 PM

Do I want to know how you discovered that? :huh:

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:23 PM

Sounds like an interesting story

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:45 PM

Try the bullets from .22 shells next time. They fit perfectly inside 1/4" rods.


*NOTED* for next year.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:47 PM

That puts a whole new spin on hot tricks shootout! :lol:

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:31 PM

Do I want to know how you discovered that? :huh:

I won't tell!

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:33 PM

*NOTED* for next year.

:lol:

Is judging STACK events that tough that you need to go armed?

Nah! Even if they were you couldn't get a license to arm yourself.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:35 PM

That puts a whole new spin on hot tricks shootout! :lol:

Dodging bullets instead of kites.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:41 PM

We used to use Armor-All on Spectra linesets to restore the "slickness".

Does anyone else do this? Any other options?

Which Armor-All product did you use?
When I was competing I used silicon spray! I sprayed it into a small rag and pulled the line through it.

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#18 The Pontificator

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 01:54 AM

Which Armor-All product did you use?
When I was competing I used silicon spray! I sprayed it into a small rag and pulled the line through it.



I just used regular Armor-All, sprayed it on either a rag or a sponge and ran it down along the lineset.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 08:58 AM

This is interesting... Has anyone tried Armour All on Berry Blue Lines? I have a lineset that is a little gritty, and I've washed it once which helped for a while. But I don't want to destroy it -- anyone tried the Armour All trick before with this brand?

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:13 AM

I just cut down a very old line set to 2 small ones. I noticed how stiff and gritty they were and remembered this forum. Got out the Armor-All from the car and wiped down the lines. They feet new now. I havn't flown them yet but they feel slick and soft. I got these lines in 2002 and fly on the beach 100% of the time. I will fly them tomorrow. It will also be my first time with a 40' set.

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