Re: [ksurf] SAFETY: worn lines
- Hey Steve
This sounds like a good tip!
What is the 500lb line you are referring to? leader line?
I think this would be a good product to offer to the public. Somebody outght to make up a bunch of color coded sets with those nice little pull tabs. : )
Carson City, Nevada, USA
10/19/2003 9:25:57 PM, "Kite Power (Sydney)" <sydney@...> wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 00:03:01 -0000
>> 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?
>The sleeving on Naish lines, and many other brands, is not there for
>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!
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