Sleeving Spectra

Sleeving Spectra

Post by Arthur Cros » Thu, 12 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Here's my thoughts: Sleeved lines are easier to adjust for length, both
initially and after 'fly stretching'. (ever try to untie a knot in
spectra, especially 80 lb. or 50 lb.?)
Also, sleeved loops are easier to larks head to the kite pigtails and to
disconnect (at least with my 'old' fingers) Of course larksheading the
spectra to dacron loops does eliminate part of this problem. - the
thread continues!
Art
Gotta fly!
 
 
 

Sleeving Spectra

Post by Penny & Steven Lingenfelte » Thu, 12 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Line wrapped around the handles would be quite a stress point, too.  With
heavy wind, the sleeving is like a sock protecting the line.
Indoors it wouldn't matter if you sleeved or not.  At least on the handle
ends. I don't sleeve indoors.  I'm kinda a lazy flier.
Best Breezes,
Penny rkd2/#kites
Quote:

> Here's my thoughts: Sleeved lines are easier to adjust for length, both
> initially and after 'fly stretching'. (ever try to untie a knot in
> spectra, especially 80 lb. or 50 lb.?)
> Also, sleeved loops are easier to larks head to the kite pigtails and to
> disconnect (at least with my 'old' fingers) Of course larksheading the
> spectra to dacron loops does eliminate part of this problem. - the
> thread continues!
> Art
> Gotta fly!