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#1 klaatu

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:13 PM

Lasor Pro vs Shanti Lines.................Posted Image



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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:38 PM

Simply put.....Laser Pro!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:46 PM

To add to the question, any of the indoor flyers prefer one over the other? I just made some 8's out of 90lb LPG and I'm not sure if I like them or not.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:53 PM

Come on.............

that's like asking Ford vs Chevy? Posted Image

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:11 PM

Hi klaatu-

LPG.... it's the Gold Standard! That's what I've been told from pilots with many years of flying experience; with the opportunity to compare what's been available throughtout the years.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:32 PM

Lasor Pro vs Shanti Lines.................Posted Image


Actually, the answer could be different depending on what you're flying.

Lasor Pro line is stiffer than Shanti line due to the coating that it receives. If you're flying dual line kites and doing slack line tricks, then you might find the Shanti line to be better. If you're flying Revs by yourself, you might find either product to be acceptable. But, the second you fly quads with others, then the Laser Pro line is hands down the winner. The more open braid in the Shanti line will lock up much easier in group flying.

The above focuses on 90# line. If you're using 50# line, then Laser Pro is a better choice even when flying Revs by themselves.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:57 PM

@Dano ... neither, I favor Chrysler products .... especially Jeeps!!!


@ jeepster ,

Well, i know we agree on one thing at least for now. Posted Image

I will bow to your comparison on lines till i can pursue further testing. You may be on to something for me.


I know i can fly, but i clearly do not like it with more than 3-4 people.
Maybe it's my Shanti lines.Posted Image




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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:59 PM

I share Jeepster's sentiments regarding Shanti vs LPG.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:46 AM

[quote name='Dano' date='26 March 2010 - 10:57 PM' timestamp='1269669421' post='67638']
@ jeepster ,


I will bow to your comparison on lines till i can pursue further testing. You may be on to something for me.


I know i can fly, but i clearly do not like it with more than 3-4 people.
Maybe it's my Shanti lines.Posted Image

If you switch to LPG, no further testing will be necessary. 18 fliers together on 75' LPG (KP8) can't all be wrong.

Edited by Jim Foster, 27 March 2010 - 08:46 AM.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:13 AM

OK!

I'm convinced.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:42 AM

Actually, the answer could be different depending on what you're flying.

Lasor Pro line is stiffer than Shanti line due to the coating that it receives. If you're flying dual line kites and doing slack line tricks, then you might find the Shanti line to be better. If you're flying Revs by yourself, you might find either product to be acceptable. But, the second you fly quads with others, then the Laser Pro line is hands down the winner. The more open braid in the Shanti line will lock up much easier in group flying.

The above focuses on 90# line. If you're using 50# line, then Laser Pro is a better choice even when flying Revs by themselves.

My opinion only ...

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Well put, each has its own merits, flown both for many years.  Currently using Shanti for Dual Line Team & LPS for Quad Line Team.





As fro the original Q re 8ft lines, THIS IS JUST MY opinion, but do you actually "fly" on 8ft, or is it just throwing a kite around on some string?  The angle of attack changes but does it really fly???




Been asking myself that question since watching Dave Brittain fly in a restaurant in Berkley Ca.


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:40 PM

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As fro the original Q re 8ft lines, THIS IS JUST MY opinion, but do you actually "fly" on 8ft, or is it just throwing a kite around on some string? The angle of attack changes but does it really fly???




Been asking myself that question since watching Dave Brittain fly in a restaurant in Berkley Ca.


Well it was the first experiment actually flying indoors, so I suppose it is kind of throwing a sail around on strings lol. I've previously had a quite enjoyable time on 15' and 25' outside. We did fly the 8's outside on the indoor in a couple mph, and I found the 15's inside to be terribly annoying. I also found myself trying to shorten the top lines by crazy amounts, but I'll go ask Watty about that or make another post.

I was moreso wondering if anyone had any issues/preferences with the LPG being stiffer and with that kind of length they probably won't "break-in" the same.

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AlasKiters kite club

There's two of us crazies here.... which one is this?
He's into the B series, choreography and coloring.
She's into a bridleless SUL and skiing with a Blast.


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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for everyones help. I went with Shanti before asking Posted Image , next Laser Pro.
Going to equal lines that had the knot which is LPG. I fly by solo, still in beginner mode so I guess no biggie yet.




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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:38 AM

I love flying indoors and I was first recomended some rather soft line for indoor flying, and hate it. The stiffer LPG is what I want. The soft line with the looser weave grabs everything it touches....makes me mad just thinking about it.
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:08 PM

Wow, it's been a year and a half since I've been on the Lazer Pro now... Here's my 2 cents.

I had a love affair with Shanti Speed, from dual line over to my first year of Rev. It is superbly slick. Great for the Rev on grass fields and the like. Good longevity. Little stretch after a good flying session. However, it has more creep than LPG. Gets dirty faster/stays dirty longer. Shanti played fine with LPG last year at KP on 75' lines... But better to match line sets if possible. I still really like Shanti for my dualie kites.

LPG is my new goto on the Rev, for all weights/lengths. While it is initially stiffer than Shanti, it quickly breaks-in nicely to be plenty slick for my needs. It sheds dirt/beach sand considerably better, and stays cleaner longer. About the same stretch as Shanti, but less creep- I find myself equalizing less often. It has better longevity. I can find it for cheaper than Shanti.

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