Questions about Laser Pro Gold Line
Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:03 PM
"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
(found in a fortune cookie - possibly an Einstein quote)
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:01 AM
The #100 Skybond gives a weird vibrating feedback down the lines when the wind picks up. It's really weird though. No issues with the slipperiness or the elastic response that John mentioned. Perhaps we only had a relatively short time on it.
The Speed doesn't have as such a "solid" feel on the lines compared to Skybond or LPG. Feels a little "spongy". The weirdest thing was that we felt a slight binding up during a 4-man compound benefit. This was never apparent on Skybond or LPG. For comparison, I've been using Speed for dual line for many yrs and binding was never much of an issue.
Hope to hear of more experience from anyone.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:33 AM
Skybond is super slippery (to the point where I can't tell if I'm wrapping or unwrapping) but I want that solid connection to my kite more than I want the extra wraps. In the Champions routine at WSIKF '12 I often flew the number 5 position where you enter the blender with 4 complete wraps (assuming you started unwrapped) and had no trouble with that on LPG lines. Position 5 finishes with 5 full wraps and I flew that with no trouble on LPG.
Skybond isn't a BAD line, just not my line of choice for my style of flying.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:48 AM
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