Re: [ksurf] Re: Best Sleeveing?
- My friend did that, but I think it was 4mm rope, It work's ok,
But I have a lot of Kiteskiing fiends and I think useing ordinary shoe string type sleeveing would save both time and money,
I have don alot of sleeveing in my days so no instructions are needed, Thx anyway Greg.
> Buy some 2mm dyneema, spectra or kevlar rope and pull the core out
> and use that. Cut your sleeving to length with scissors or a knife
> then put a thick nail or skewer in the end and gently melt the cut
> end to stop fraying. Rotate the nail a little while doing it and you
> will end up with a slightly flared end on the sleeving. The flaring
> makes it easier to get the doubled over line into the sleeving.
> Do you need instructions on how to do the sleeving?
- I tried using 2mm sleaving for my q-power lines but there was no-way
it was going to fit through doubled over, i ended up using 4mm, it's
a bit thick but seems to do the job ok.
- Yepp, Soooooo right about that Mark ;o)
As soon as you get over your limit in any way there is a possibility that the lines and the skis get in contact,
It have happened to me when crashing in a satrugi in flat out visibility,
When doing one of my first 720* rotations,
And when one of my less experienced friends borrowed my kite.
And some other times in the past to I think,
----- Original Message -----
From: "dixon76710" <dixon76710@...>
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 7:27 PM
Subject: [ksurf] Re: Best Sleeveing?
> Probably a stupid question but, how do you get the edge of the skis
> into contact with your lines? How far up the lines? MARK
> --- In kitesurf@y..., "Gunnar Westholm" <gunnar.westholm@c...> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm looking for the best sleeving to use on my lines to protect
> them from the edges of the skis,
> > I had extra long leader lines on my handles before, But the knots
> just got tangled every time I unwinded the lines,
> > I have now a flat type of sleeve (Pink and yellow) But I think
> round sleeve would protect better because it can roll on the lines so
> the steel edge can't cut through the sleeve, Is a easy thing to do
> but you have to use an extra long sleeveing tool,
> > I hope some one can tell me where to get the best round sleeving
> for this.
> > Best regards, Gunnar Westholm
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