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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:20 PM

just got a Posted Image new shockwave to day with 90ib and 80ft long+13" handles.
here is like would like to know what is the diff between 13" and the 15" handles +is 90ib line good for the shockwave or do i need to get some better lines for it.
thank you all very much in adv stephen
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:10 PM

forgot to ask i have some 120 ft lines at 90ib is this ok for the exp and the full vented rev or do i need to up grade these.

thanks all stephen

Edited by STEPHEN11, 03 November 2010 - 05:11 PM.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:49 PM

The difference between the 13" and 15" handles...two inches. :) Actually, the longer handles give you more overall control of the kite. This is not always the best thing as longer handles can lead to over-correction which will cause one side of the wing to flap over backwards. Basically giving too much brake pull when only a little is preferred. Normally the 15" handles are used for light wind flying where the extra sensitive control is preferred and the wind is light enough to not cause the major over correction.

The Sonic is super fast and very responsive when flown in the higher wind ranges. Putting that kite on 15" handles would probably make it even harder to control and super sensitive. I wouldn't recommend it. Normally the 13" handles are the biggest you would want to go and even the 11" handles can be preferred by some.

90# line is plenty strong enough for your EXP and the full vented, but for your Sonic I wouldn't use it unless the winds are under 10mph. The Sonic can pull plenty hard and will power up in a second which can snap 90# line fairly easy. I would recommend at minimum 150# line and would probably prefer 200# line if flying in the stronger winds (above 13+ mph ranges).

Hope that helps.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:27 AM

Sound advice from Kent, as usual.

For the 1.5 type (SLE, EXP, B etc.) 90lb lines are good for most wind conditions. If you are finding it difficult to stand up in go for 150lb lines.

I dont currently have a Shockwave however fly my blast on 90lb in a breeze, go over to 150 if it picks up a bit. Then the vented Blast, then vented B to relax with. :)

Hope you enjoy SPEED and PULL cuz that is what you will get in a dacent wind with the Shockwave. It looks to have a small area, however it will pull your arms off if it gets a chance.

Let us know how you get on, if you can still manage to type that is. :kid_devlish:

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:40 AM

Never flown a speed series Rev, but I'm telling you my 1.5 SUL just loves the 15" handles I got with it!!:kid_content: Pretty much use my 13" for everything else, but I still have my old 11" and the son's 9" handles just in case!! :lol: If you got any length handles, remember to change out the leaders to increase your differential from top to bottom lines!! :) All the 1.5 wings fly on 90# lines, unless you're determined to fly in a gale!! I've used my 150# sets for my Rev 1 when the wind is up or gusty!!:) I use a light wind set of 50'x50# if the conditions are right!!:lol:

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