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#1 David M

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:35 PM

Hi guys ,can anyone tell me the differenec between the two lines or is it just personal choicePosted Image
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#2 Scott_of_melnsct

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:50 PM

Hi guys ,can anyone tell me the differenec between the two lines or is it just personal choicePosted Image



It's a personal choice. If you choose to have your lines fail when you team fly you choose Blue Berry. If you choose to have high quality lines that will serve you through many hours of twisting, crossing and wrapping lines with good friends you choose LPG.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:46 PM

Flying Berry Blue on dual line kites, I thought they were "gritty" feeling when wrapped and rubbing. I prefer anything else - even Dyneema.

I do not know how the stretchiness compares to LPG or Shanti Speed.

BB flexibility compares to Shanti Speed, as I remember, which is more flexible than LPG. Flexibility is, I believe, more important to dual line kites than to quads.

I would not attempt using BB on a quad (or a dual line again) IMHO.

That is my personal opinion based on personal experience, and may be affected by other circumstances that I am not aware of.

I use 50 lb and 90 lb LPG, and 150 lb Shanti on my Revs. Actually, the 150 lb is not used often. (The Shanti 150 lb was less expensive, in bulk.)

However, if you really want to pursue BB, I have a number of BB line sets I'm willing to part with for a few cents/ft. :P :P

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Edited by HedgeWarden, 25 August 2010 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:49 PM

Hi David M-

From what I've been told, pound for pound Berry Blue is not as strong as LPG. If you take 90# Berry Blue, it is about equal to 60- 75# LPG. (I've heard various numbers here, but the point is that is less strong- as I've been told). I've seen a few times where LPG has cut the BB while just team flying: and not intentionally at all.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 06:55 PM

I've flown both BB and LPG in team conditions countless times, both dual and quad...

BB has cut itself and others way more, never had a problem with LPG.

Individual flying may not be so drastic a difference, but line on line, well, no thanks.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:34 PM

I've flown both BB and LPG in team conditions countless times, both dual and quad...

BB has cut itself and others way more, never had a problem with LPG.

Individual flying may not be so drastic a difference, but line on line, well, no thanks.




Hi JB-

Is the strength a factor? Am I correct in what I was told? I don't want to share inaccurate info ;) .


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:40 PM

Strength doesn't play into the cutting I mentioned, it's the braid and abrasion level.

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#8 Jim Foster

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

Lynn and I fly LPG. We always fly together, wrapping and twisting around one another for hours at a time. We have never had a failure with LPG, even with line sets a couple of years old in high wind conditions.
We usually fly 15-20 hours a week.
Wouldn't think of using anything else.
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:31 PM

LPG all the way!

And John has had a LOT of experience on both BB and LPG.

I have supplied BB in the past to a couple of teams....now only LPG :)

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

Well,thats settled..........LPG it is Posted Image
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