SAFETY: worn lines
> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 00:03:01 -0000The sleeving on Naish lines, and many other brands, is not there for
> From: "ichiman1" <ichiman1@...>
> Subject: SAFETY: worn lines
> I have a set of Naish lines from about 2 years ago. The sleeving on
> both ends is completely worn through, so I thought I should re-sleeve
> them, however due to my laziness I have not done so for maybe 30
> sessions and in fact I cannot see any changes in the lines where the
> sleeving is gone. Do I HAVE to resleeve or can I just keep watching
> the larks head ends and act when I see visible wear on the spectra?
strength, it is just to make it easier to sew and for the colour coding.
So long as the white spectra/dyneema line is not frayed, where the sleeving
has worn through, then you can do this.
Get some spare 500lb+ line, and cut 4 pieces 300mm long, exactly the same
length as each other. Fold each piece of line in half, mark the centre with
a pen , then tie 2 overhand (granny knots) at the other ends so that you end
up with 4 loops or pigtails the same length.
Now larkshead (same knot used to attach the worn lines to the kite) your
worn lines, just above the 2 knots, on the loop you made, and then connect
the new loop to the kite, easy!
Any time you see wear on those loops, just make another and replace it. I do
this to all my lines, that way the line ends are always new, when I sell my
old gear, and I never have line breakages.
Colour code your lines, with waterproof markers, I use black for the back
lines, and red or nothing for the fronts or red green on the fronts, and I
colour the pigtails on the kite the same!