I have recently bought some new lines for my kite. They are 'Shanti'
spectra lines. Rated at 80 lb. I sleeved the lines without problems
but have been having a few problems. To make the loops (to attach to
handles and bridle), I have been tying figure of eight knots since
they say that the less sharp the corner, the less the chances of line
breakage. HOWEVER, my lines seen to slip through these figure of 8
knots, no matter how tight I tie them. This leaves a very small loop
with a lot of bunched up sleeving. It does not happen instantaneously
but I have found that over the course of 3-4 flying sessions, the
loops become so small that it is very difficult to get the lines off
the bridle. I have undone the knots/loops and started again, but
after one further session, I can already see signs of exactly the same
How can I avoid this? Should I simply tie overhand knots instead to
make sharper knots reducing slipping of the lines?
Advice needed please.