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Re: Advice on first kite

Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:07 pm

The DS is a fairly tough kite - I have never managed to break any part of it other than getting a small rip in the sail from a barbed wire fence - and spares won't be an issue if you do need any


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Re: Advice on first kite

Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:15 pm

I'll leave this here http://www.climaxlines.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p135.html
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Re: Advice on first kite

Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:10 pm

Oooo the knuckel straps I have all ready beeing drooling over them. Going for diy line as i was thinking of making a 12m set for practice sleeving them and stiching. However they are orange mmmmm, orange and purpel

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Re: Advice on first kite

Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:18 am

12m is going to pretty short for flying a STD. The shorter the lineset the smaller the window and the less margin for error. If you're flying a STD you'll need some wind ... which will further reduce the margin for error. People who fly on short lines generally use ultra lights or super-ultra-lights / indoor kites - unless they have other-worldly skills and reflexes (Chris Goff).

Others may disagree but I'd suggest at least 50ft and preferably 60ft for a STD. So make a 2nd, slightly longer set up too :wink:

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Re: Advice on first kite

Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:46 am

I was thinking 12m would be better for practice lines for landing recovery only and then move on to 15 20m . I thought this would give me more control for learning but may be to short.

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Re: Advice on first kite

Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:38 pm

Bob bennett wrote:
I was thinking 12m would be better for practice lines for landing recovery only and then move on to 15 20m . I thought this would give me more control for learning but may be to short.

The closer you are to the kite (up to a point) the easier it is to watch the effect of your inputs - which is good for learning tricks / recoveries etc.

Your 12m lineset may work well for what you suggest, but for more general flying its going to be cramped and likely frantic.

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Re: Advice on first kite

Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:05 pm

Hi thanks Fraser that my intension. I was thinking of making my own line. I could get a set 20 15 12 m set hopefuly. I can't seem to find 15m lines premade so I though this would be the best option.

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Re: Advice on first kite

Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:00 pm

did you ask harvey if he had some old lines he could chuck in t get you goin?
 
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Re: Advice on first kite

Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:03 pm

No never asked happy to get new ones.

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