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How long are your lines?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:04 pm

What is your line length preferance folks, how short (or long) should I go? I've just got back into freestyle flying and am using v.short (15 m) lines. I know much of it comes down to personal preferance but I'd like to know what seems popular at the moment.

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Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:31 pm

I am so glad you asked this as I was unsure as to the "ideal" length to coin a phrase!
I am flying on 25M and 30M lines what is the general consensus?
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:41 pm

I like 80' to 100'. May I recommend Shanti Spectra? ;)
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:41 pm

I used to be a hardcore 20m kinda guy... but lately I've put a lot of time on a set of 38m I made on a whim.

So far I much prefer the 38m in all conditions, and may just toss on another 2-5m for good measure. I tried my 20's again and I felt very limited. It's still much better for learning imo, but I have more fun on the longer lines now.

You could also try the search engine, this has been brought up a few times before.
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:35 pm

25m for practicing new stuff or in bumpy wind, in ideal conditions I like being about 35 metres away from my kite.
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:37 pm

100ft for most stuff, 50ft for very light winds or a bit of a change :D

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Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:38 pm

85 and 100', generally.
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:41 pm

I fly on 30m Shanti lines plus about a metre of leader line.


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about 75' / two sets from one of these
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:31 pm

No wonder I'm finding it hard to wrap my kite more than a couple of times before it's on the ground (though, it's bound to be somthing to do with sloppy technique too :? )... 15m is obviously too little! :lol:
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:42 pm

Andy S wrote:
I like 80' to 100'. May I recommend Shanti Spectra? ;)


You may indeed, shameless plug though it is! :shock: :cool:
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:30 pm

Depends how much space I've got to fly in!

Thats not entirely sarcastic, I prefer to fly on 40m, but if crowded will fly on 75' (I know, I come from that age group). If the space is physically small I choose to do something else, cos the wind will be dreadful.
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:20 pm

depends on what kite you take out as wel.

the outer space is great on those zerowind evenings on 7m
the prophecy (only big kite in my bag) is great on 45m

for tricks mostly between 15 and 22m (sorry, Belgian so metric only :-p )
lately been flying a bit longer lines (30m) due to playing with multiple turtles and It works great
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Re: How long are your lines?

Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:51 pm

matt wrote:
How Long Are Your Lines?

Or "How Long Are Two Pieces Of String?" :lol:
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