80 feet is actually mid-longish....120 feet and up is long; I have flown on 250 feet, however, at that length you give the kite input and three seconds later it reacts. It's like flying slow-motion. 120 feet is the accepted team standard around the world, so it would be good to have a set if you care to fly with others. You can fly with others on 80-foot lines too. 30-foot lines would be difficult, at least, and give you a faster kite moving very quickly in a very small window. 80-footers are not bad to learn on. I did it, so can you. It helps you stop making mistakes faster, and when you get on the 120's you'll feel like you've got all day to make a decision. Don't try to learn on 30's, you'll just break the kite.
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