I make leaders out of 80# black Dacron. I fold a long piece in half, thread a needle on one end, insert the needle about an inch past the fold/crease line, and fish the needle all the through to the cut end, leaving a 1" loop at the fold/crease end. Now you have a single length, with a clean loop at the top, to lark's head attach to the handle. Now just add your knots at whatever spacing interval you prefer. Some folks like 1/2", 3/4" or an inch apart.
Yes Howard, there are mid vents of the SLE, but not available at every store! If I remember correctly, they are gotten through The Kite Connection and there might be others! He gets them in that Black Rainbow pattern, that's exclusive to his store! So you might have one!!! The SUL version of the SLE has been discontinued as a production model, but still is stocked as a left over! You can special order most any model in just about any kite style direct from the factory, if you have enough cash to make it happen! I believe I once saw an EXP vented!! I had deliberately left out the Pros, as it was a new flier asking and I didn't feel he needed to know that option yet!
Does that answer your dilemma??
Yes, you can special order the 1.5 model in SUL and the Mid Vent at The Kite Shoppe.
Been thinking about you a lot since you left here Tuesday after WSIKF. Last night as I sat separating a big bowl of dried lavender buds I was thinking about 'my bud Ben' and wishing you well and hoping we'll have you with us at Seaside.Many many hugs to you, T
I just wanted to say thanks to Jim, Lynn, & Bob for inviting me for a team fly with them when I was vacationing in long beach the first part of august. I had a blast and got some well needed practice in. See you all in a week for the grid, and hopefully some more team flying. Thank again, Eric the rookie
I am going to attempt making a set of lines and am trying to figure out where to find line sleeving. Ideally I would like to find some fun colors for the sleeving, but I can't seem to find anything other than black or white. I have been searching around for braided dacron, which seems to be what most lines are sleeved with. Am I looking for the wrong thing? Does anyone have any tips on where I might be able to find colored line sleeving? Thanks for the help!
Just saw this!
Next time...when it's raining, snowing, sleeting, gusting to 60mph...we should all go in the condo and have hot chocolate and a mini sleeving clinic!
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