best lines for Zen
Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:30 AM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:50 AM
The only fifty pound worth it's salt is the LPG, personally I only use that if everyone else does and we're all on 120s. The rest of my flying lengths indoors or out, alone or mega-teaming are 90# LPGold/some LPComp except for a single of short handles having 150s for nuclear winds.
I've tried the Shanti several times, plus rolls & rolls of Berry Blue (I liked their 75# for a long time, which the other manufacturers never seemed to address). Nothing is as smooth as new set of laserpro gold, don't know if it's the coating, or the structure of construction, but I do know it's what the factory provides in ready to fly set-ups! Sometimes it's worth the best when compared against the rest!
Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:52 AM
Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:50 AM
More tension on the kite, less mush, but your response time is greatly reduced, gotta be "on it" with control and bicycle rotations.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:00 AM
I have heard that Scott Weider uses 30lb line indoors, so to him, it may be enough difference to be worth it.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:04 PM
Does anybody know if there is a way to recondition LPG? Can you wax them? I have a set that is looking a little rough and beginning to "sing" with fewer wraps.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:48 PM
My Zen hasn't arrived yet, but I have 5, 8, 12, 20, 30, 50 and 80 foot sets all in 90# waiting for it when it gets here.
Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:35 AM
The really short lengths aren't going to be much fun on the zen. If you put one wrap in the lines with a 9 foot high kite (on five foot strings) imagine where you arms would have to be positioned to keep it centered. That surge of unwinding will be just as problematic!
I practice on 65 feet and demo using only 50, so it's effortless and completely reliable. THe 50 and 80 foots sets in your bag will probably see the most usage
Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:21 PM
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