>I heard that it is not necessary to sleeve 500# spectra line- is this true?
>(I'll be using this line for some power flying).
You don't need 500lb Spectra. I usually fly bigger stuff in more wind than
anyone else around and I'm OK with 275lb Spectra.
Sleeving produces a significantly stronger knot. If you don't break the
unsleeved line, then the line you are using is FAR too heavy. You would
get much better performance from lighter line.
nb: The line weight and diameter has a significant impact on the performance
of Peels and Flexifoils - fat lines slow down Flexies, killing the power
heavy lines destroy the delecacy of control in a Peel.
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