Line Managment and care
Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:42 AM
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:44 AM
JBs take on the twists and winding.From a while ago[waits for monks to say,,,,ITs Me...lol]
Heh, not in this case, I am a reformed figure eight winder. I honestly believe straight winding is the way to go, I've had far less issues since moving to that method.
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:10 AM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:25 AM
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:47 AM
If you unwrap from the other side each unwrap adds another 360, leaving the line(s) with line-length/winder-circumference x2 full twists. These twists are added to every time you wrap from one side and unwrap from the other. Eventually this will destroy a single line. (You have to unwrap a line set to use it, so wraps don't accumulate.)
Letting a halo or spool spin in your hands, letting the line(s) off tangentially after wrapping from the side, fails to undo the twists that were put in during the wrap.
I like figure-eight wraps (on handles or a winding board with u-shaped notches) or asymmetrical halos (makes it easy to wrap/unwrap from the same side).
I also have a crank-winder that doesn't put in twists/wraps during winding or unwinding, but it is bulky. It has guide fingers to assure that there are no wraps in line sets.
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