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Re: [ksurf] SAFETY: worn lines

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  • CC - Steve
    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
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      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. : )

      Steve
      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?
      >>
      >> Thanks..
      >
      >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!
      >
      >Cya and
      >Goodwinds
      >Steve McCormack
      >www.kitepower.com.au
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