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#1 Jason

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 12:03 PM

Anyone know the best place to pick up some of the line for the handles. Lost a line the second time flying my REV B.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 01:13 PM

Not sure where you are Jason. If you get hold of some bridal line, by that I mean the type of line that kite bridals are made of you can easily tie some pigtails from that. I would think any decent kite shop in your area or definatly one of the on line ones should be able to help.

I personally use Thekiteshoppe www.thekiteshoppe.com speak to Theresa, or have a look on the website, I am sure she will be able to help you out. Hope that is some help.

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 04:13 PM

If for some reason the kite shoppe isn't what you're looking for ( even though it is usually the first place I would recommend ) I'm sure the people from Rev would be able to help you out. Talk to Ben (Beach). I'm sure he'll help you out.


*edit*: I just realized, Why did you make this thread in the pics and vids section? :huh:

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 04:26 PM

go to goodwinds.com and get some bridle line just remember to make a set of pigtails long enough to make some knots for your brake setup
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 12:18 AM

Come on Watty, done be "post'ist" ;-)

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:04 AM

I don't mean to sound annoyed or anything. I just tend to point things out like that. Quite frankly, I don't care where this thing is posted.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 09:47 AM

Anyone know the best place to pick up some of the line for the handles. Lost a line the second time flying my REV B.

Thanks

Jason



Just use whatever you have it will make no diff :rolleyes:
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 10:54 AM

If for some reason the kite shoppe isn't what you're looking for ( even though it is usually the first place I would recommend ) I'm sure the people from Rev would be able to help you out. Talk to Ben (Beach). I'm sure he'll help you out.


*edit*: I just realized, Why did you make this thread in the pics and vids section? :huh:


oops on my part
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 10:58 AM

Thanks for the info everyone. I'm in Victoria, BC. Surely I can find the line in town.


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Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:38 AM

doen't need to be anything fancy. Just any good strength string with a few knots in it will work!

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 02:15 PM

Didnt see a hint of annoyance. Just miffed I didnt notice it first. tee hee.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 02:51 PM

Anyone know the best place to pick up some of the line for the handles. Lost a line the second time flying my REV B.

Thanks

Jason

If you are critical and want the same line, you have to shop around or ask REV directly.
Otherwise line like normal nylon kite line of about 100# will suffice.
Below is a photo I took in January 1994 of the pigtails I was working on then which use nylon kite line.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 04:33 PM

here is a photo of my rev 1.5 handles taken 2 years ago i used some 150# SLK kite line its thick and white and eazy to tie and untie knots when your doing on field adjustments.. plus the knots are good size to keep from a line slipping off .. this or bridle line works the best

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:59 PM

Ahh,,, antman carries spare bridle line in his bag, just truck down to his side of wildwood and bring a sixer and a cigar and he might just be able to help you out. :)

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 11:17 AM

my preferred line is High test bridle line in the 100 pound strength

It has a smaller knot (less chance of a snag doing slack line stuff) and it's easy to adjust your flying line lengths if your lazy

the "top leaders" should NOT reach all the way across the gap either,
or you'll catch occasionally on the bottom metal triangles when flipping the sail inside-out.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:16 PM

my preferred line is High test bridle line in the 100 pound strength

It has a smaller knot (less chance of a snag doing slack line stuff) and it's easy to adjust your flying line lengths if your lazy

the "top leaders" should NOT reach all the way across the gap either,
or you'll catch occasionally on the bottom metal triangles when flipping the sail inside-out.


Is there an optimal length for the top (and bottom) leaders?

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 03:00 PM

Is there an optimal length for the top (and bottom) leaders?

Everyone seems to have there own way for doing it.
I have been using pigtails on REV handles since 1993. Who knows, I might have been the first.
I tend to have 4 or 5 knots at the top with the line almost touching the bottom line connection.
For the bottom, 2 or 3 knots is enough for me with a slightly shorter line.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:33 AM

Does anyone know if the bridle line for the pigtails on the B-series handles are actually 100# or 150#? I don't have any 150# (assuming it comes in that weight), but the B-Series pigtails appears to me to be a little heavier than 100#. Any thoughts?????

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 06:13 AM

I use 100# hollow core braided dacron. Using a sleeving/splicing tool, I made a small loop and then pulled the line through itself, doubling it up. The small loop is larksheaded to the triangular staple on the end of the handle. No knot there, and the rest of my knots are in the "single" line. It makes things very clean. I haven't seen B-series handles to compare with though.

I use the same doubled up dacron in my 15-inch handles (made from old Rev II handles extended with old SkyShark VIIp), but for these, there is a knot buried inside the end of the handles that anchors them to the handles. I need to take some pics of these handles. I love the length, especially for light to medium wind. For higher winds I go back to my normal 1.5 handles to reduce sensitivity.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:44 AM

I can make some up for you, I live in victoria as well...

Great to see another Rev flier in Victoria.... where doing great for an island... I think I will start up a team... giggles...

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