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flightmac

Since 14 Nov 2017
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PostWed Aug 26, 20 8:38 am    Custom line lengths... where to buy? Reply with quote

I want to get 22m lines for one of my bars (Naish), where does one purchase a set of new custom lines, or used if possible?

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wylieflyote

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PostWed Aug 26, 20 8:43 am    Re: Custom line lengths... where to buy? Reply with quote

flightmac wrote:
I want to get 22m lines for one of my bars (Naish), where does one purchase a set of new custom lines, or used if possible?


I always get my lines at Ozone:
https://ozonekites.com/products/accessories/line-sets/

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Pete

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PostWed Aug 26, 20 9:08 am    Custom Reply with quote

https://fixmykite.com/products.asp?cat=Flyline+Sets+and+Line+Extensions

This page says they can do custom lines for whatever you need

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PostWed Aug 26, 20 10:23 am    save the old lines Reply with quote

I highly suggest saving the old lines. I use the stuff for camping, gardening, etc etc. Awesome stuff that doesn't have to end up in the landfill.
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ay

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PostWed Aug 26, 20 6:56 pm     Reply with quote

Ozone sells a 50m race line, that has got to be interesting to fly.

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kiterland

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PostThu Aug 27, 20 6:05 am    custom lines Reply with quote

I got mine at

https://www.skshapes.com

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HRnico

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PostThu Aug 27, 20 7:07 am    Check with Airtime in Hood River Reply with quote

They have installed new ends for me. Might be able to make line sets?
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scottm

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PostFri Aug 28, 20 6:53 am     Reply with quote

Airtime can shorten your lines. They did that for me a few years ago.

You can get custom length lines here: https://greenhatkiteboarding.com/products/liros-dc-kite-line-sk-99-price-per-meter

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Jonpnw

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PostFri Aug 28, 20 6:56 am    LONG LINES Reply with quote

ay wrote:
Ozone sells a 50m race line, that has got to be interesting to fly.


Sean Sean & Jake use 50m lines

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ay

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PostFri Aug 28, 20 8:59 pm    Re: LONG LINES Reply with quote

Jonpnw wrote:
ay wrote:
Ozone sells a 50m race line, that has got to be interesting to fly.


Sean Sean & Jake use 50m lines


Right on.

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Nak

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PostSat Aug 29, 20 7:37 am     Reply with quote

Make them yourself, or take a longer set and shorten them yourself. Not that hard to do. http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-11649.html In that thread I use specialized glue to lock the splice. Better would be to stitch it or use a brummel lock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0B6tYTVHVM

BTW, if you shorten a longer set, you can skip the "pre-stretch" step. Doing it this way is really easy.

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flightmac

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PostMon Aug 31, 20 4:32 am     Reply with quote

Nak wrote:
BTW, if you shorten a longer set, you can skip the "pre-stretch" step. Doing it this way is really easy.


Awesome, this was the only real idea I had initially. I still need buy a set of 24m lines in order to make that happen!

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jasonq

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PostMon Aug 31, 20 9:44 am     Reply with quote

Nak has it right, just make your own.

you can order a spool 100M spool of 360kg marlow kiteline race for 85 bucks at fishery supply
https://www.fisheriessupply.com/marlow-kiteline-race-99-360kg-blk-328-

i called them and special ordered black and blue, and made two sets of lines for less than the cost of one set retail. I really like the marlow line, it splices extremely easy, and is thin so it wraps on the bar well. 360kg is plenty strong for me.

there are many different lines out there, and many different sources, prices vary, so shop around.

i used macdonald brummel splices
https://www.animatedknots.com/mcdonald-brummel-splice-knot

i made a paper templete where to put each mark on the line that you see tape in the video, plus a mark 1/2 between the tape that will be the center of the loop, also and cut the end the same length for each, that way, every splice will have the same size loop, use the same amount of line, and

there are many ways to do the pre-stretching, but since i already had the stuff, i put one spliced loop on each end of the 100M piece, doubled over the line and put each loop on the same carabiner, put another carabiner on the end of the loop that creates, attached one end to a tree, the other to a come along with a crane scale attached to another tree, then loaded them up to 500 lbs (250 per line since it was doubled over) and held it at that load for 30 minutes retightening the come along as needed. Then marked the line at 22M and cut the already spliced ends at 22M + 1' for the other loop. Then spliced the ends of the rest of the line, marked 22M, cut at 22M+1'. Now just align my loop center mark on the templete to each 22M mark, transfer the marks to the line, and loop the other end. all lines prestretched to the same value, and the same length.

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