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Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:27 am
by cristobal
I am getting a Rev EXP soon. Obviously I'll have a lot (EVERYTHING!) to learn. I was wondering what lenght to go for the lines. Does it matter :?: (see, I'm a novice :wink: )

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:34 pm
by Peter
I'm on about 60-70ft lines, as with all kites short is nice for control and feel! some fly on shorter than this for tricking, some go longer - nice to learn on. I'm still learning, find it a good length to work with and most STACK competitive flyers on around this distance.

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:41 pm
by cristobal
Thanks Peter.

What strenght/weight should I go? I think I bought some 80lb line recently. Will that do or should I go higher?

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:30 pm
by Will S
80lb is plenty.
I think somewhere in the 75-100 foot length is best, although shorter or longer works fine as well.

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:59 am
by Fungus
I try to fly on 100 ft, 90lb or 50lb normally, this gives you more space and time to work in
i have shorter 60 ft @ 50lb for light wind, and a more flicky/tricky style of flying.
i also have a120ft set , this is the length teams fly on.

fungus :-)

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:17 pm
by Peter
my lines are 80 or 100lb, standard issue from the shop. I'll agree with Fungus for the 50lb 60ft for light winds, I'm setting up a set of these next week with luck while on holiday.

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:21 pm
by Gary Matthews
Erm....Team lines 120ft....ideal for when your learning as well, gives you a lot more time to react than shorter ones, you will have a greater area in the sky (wind window,an arc from right to left or left to right ..lol)......your reaction time with shorter lines will have to be very quick, not really what you want when learning.....

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:29 pm
by Keithgrif
Second Gary's post, 120ft, 80lb. Most rev fliers prefer LPG too.

If you ever want to get into one of those megateam grid flights then that's what you'll need.

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:06 pm
by Fungus
LPG = liquid petrolium gas ? is it lighter than air? helps in low wind ?

or laser pro gold, this line comes with some rev's, got a set in bottom of bag, but i always thought it a bit 'grippy', i'm missing something as usual aren't i :oops:

fungus :-)

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:26 pm
by Gary Matthews
I think you have to get the lines converted........to LPG...!! great for those light wind days......you also get more hours to the feet......i'll get me coat.... :roll: :P

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:36 pm
by steven beasley
I too find the LPG a little bit 'grippy' - I prefer the climax profiline - much slippier - and it's YELLOW

Lengths - 75ft for recreation flying & 120ft for comp stuff - then 13ft for messing about, good fun actually on really really short lines.

STEVE

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:35 pm
by Fungus
Gary :lol:

my 50lb / 25 dan are climax
my 90lb are shanti
saw price of LPG - £75 a set for 90lb x 120ft :shock:

what do the team's use, i thought shanti or climax were more popular in europe?!

fungus :)

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:07 pm
by Aeri
12-15m 45 kg... climax lines...

short is more fun if you like tricks and low wind flying like me...

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:05 am
by jad
Longer is more fun if you're not into tricks and tracking the kite on shorter than 75ft makes you feel like you're going to tip over like I do. I prefer 85 or 100ft but crap winds often make those lengths feel like I'm flying through different time zones.

I much prefer Shanti Speed lines because they don't grip and groan like LPG. Nothing I've noticed flying both types offsets the g & g'ing of LPG.

LPG were sold to me as being stiffer and less prone to tangles. I didn't find that as true. Paying attention works best for less tangles. Most tangles I've had turned out to be false tangles I turned into real one's while setting up. John Baressi did a You Tube Rev series that includes a set up vid that made a difference for me.

From the U.S. Shanti Speed Line is available through A Wind of Change and Into the Wind. Both are reasonable and reliable with somewhat different offers on bulk line. Think sourcing from U.S. shouldn't be a problem. Don't know about U.K. availability.

Rambling a bit I guess because my flying field has been closed about 6+ weeks starting right as the daily thunder storms of monsoon season ended and not flying presents an existential crisis.

Re: Rev lines: what lenght?

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:57 am
by Fungus
Hi jad/jeffD

hope you get to fly soon, i get down if i don't get out at least once a week.
did you stop flying in monsoon season, then your flying field got closed? what a bummer :-(

fungus :-)