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In Topic: RevLines - LPG vs Modulus

24 October 2011 - 03:28 PM

Since you've already got some 50#x120', I'd suggest 90#x80', 90#x120', and a short 50#x50'!! Would let you fly with others (90#x120'), have a set that gives you some room (90#x80'), and a short set if you have limited room or light winds (50#x50')!! Plus the 90# will handle the stronger breezes easily!!! Anything else is up to your own discretion!! Posted Image
Having the JB std and vented will let you play in almost every wind condition!!! Good move getting all the frames - adds even more flexibility to your setup!! Enjoy!!!Posted Image

PS: I'd stick with LPG or Shanti for my lines!!


Gday Stroke
Thanks for the suggestions. My fat old fingers and hunt and peck typing have again betrayed me. The 50/120 should have read 90/120. So I have already followed one of your suggestions. You are also saying that 90# should be my standard except for the specialist light stuff at about 50#. And that 80' is a very useful length for (wash my mouth out) playing with myself. With possibly a shorter set for the occasional lash out or tricking. All sounds reasonable. So maybe I should get some 90" bulk line and make up a few sets to length. Rummaging through the old stuff I found some spools of #80 spectra -brand unknown but maybe Bainbridge - (used for dual liners). Is that a useful line - weight or should I save that for the 2 liners.

Glad my plans for a JB std and a vented seem like the most flexible and appropriate for my flying style. I am already enjoying the std. Good to be back flying Revs. Thanks. William

In Topic: RevLines - LPG vs Modulus

24 October 2011 - 04:08 AM

Wef,
different line lengths allow your to explore new variables in flight. If cost is not a hugely serious consideration then add some different line lengths to your bag and explore your new options based upon you mood and the local conditions that day.

On short lines in low wind you can do an up & over (flying directly into the wind direction). Of course, the breeze steers the kite one way or other eventually. Since the lines are short though you can fetch-up that extra slack right quick and "place" the kite anywhere you desire, 360 degrees. "Walking the kite upwards" during a series of slack line alternating executions (rising axels). Try the kite without a bridle (affix extra leader lines to the down spar end-caps) and a dozen feet of line on your 15 inch handles with your lightest frame set. It's a completely different animal, for a dollar's worth of extra bridle line!

Mid length line-sets are great practice sessions for graceful throws & catches, slow, flat axels, flick flaks and slammin' the kite around, like stab landings and the falling leaf trick. Oh sure you don't want to do that flailing (YET! but it adds a whole new set of skills to your current all smooth & graceful objectives accomplished with team-length lines).

These darn Rev thingies have a way of pushing everything else out of your favorite "A"~bag of kites as well,
- welcome back! -


Gday Paul
Thanks for examples of good things to do with short-er lines. As you might remember I am much too fat and lazy to run around flailing and tricking but maybe someday - when I am young and beautiful again it will all happen. But first to get the thumbs and wrists back in practice. On longer lines (thanks again for them). When I reach that stage we will have to meet somewhere in this world (Cervia?) and I will get some lessons from you. Meanwhile the JBstd/race is starting to earn its keep.

Missed you and Barb at Dieppe this year. But you did not mind missing the mud. Maybe see you there 2013. Will most likely not make it in 2012. Ciao William

In Topic: RevLines - LPG vs Modulus

23 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

GDay Kent

Thanks for the quick and informative reply. I think I interpret your comments to mean "use LPG -same line- unless there is a specific reason to use 'Modulus' (marketing term) and be ready for some possibly unexpected results". I think I was leaning toward that sort of conclusion. Unless there is more information which might be of interest to other readers of this thread I will switch our future (commercially-oriented) discussions to email at AWOC if that is OK with you. Thanks William

In Topic: RevLines - LPG vs Modulus

23 October 2011 - 08:19 PM

The link in my previous post is malformed. See if this one works any better. William


No luck. The Forum software seems to malform and truncate My Link in my signature block. Link should read

http://members.iinet...~wef_associates

This forum software seems to handle them differently than the others I have used.

Looking at the preview of my post it seems to work when typing it - it is malformed when previewing it.
if I do use Insert Link from toolbar above then it is also truncated.

Is there a FAQ on inserting links. Is there any way I can preview my Signature Block without finalising a Post.

Will De-Link until I can get this straightened out. Regards William

btw: name of website is "members.iinet.net.au" that is followed by "/~wef_associates" (without quotes)

In Topic: RevLines - LPG vs Modulus

23 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

The link in my previous post is malformed. See if this one works any better. William