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kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:16 am

someone set up a kite lines company, know what it was called and if it is still going? thx

was gonna buy a new bar.. i see bars at $600 -$900 now.. what is wrong with kiteboarding today?!. dyneema is about 10c a m in bulk!

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:07 am

These lines are very good, I have a few sets:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SK99-dyneema ... :rk:5:pf:0

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby Zian kiteboarding » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:59 am

10c/m? Even in bulk 12 braided quality lines from the manufacturers in Europe cost a lot more than this.

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:59 am

saw a 10km roll of uhmwpe for commercial fishing a fair few years ago 200kg

i better do some research.. i would guess u can get 10km at 28c, something like that, from a quick look (350kg)

i am sure the company was called kite lines.. it was about 6 years ago though

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:04 am

also i have had line sets with overhand knots and no sleeving for years and they never snapped. ( larks head)

i wonder what the true reality strength reduction is. i am sure there would be somd reduction but maybe not that much..?

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby pj sofine » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:29 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:04 am
also i have had line sets with overhand knots and no sleeving for years and they never snapped. ( larks head)

i wonder what the true reality strength reduction is. i am sure there would be somd reduction but maybe not that much..?
I remember seeing a post about strength reduction with different type of knots.Seemed to be around 20 - 40 % .Never sure how that translated into the "real" world.

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby matth » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:49 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:16 am
someone set up a kite lines company, know what it was called and if it is still going? thx

was gonna buy a new bar.. i see bars at $600 -$900 now.. what is wrong with kiteboarding today?!. dyneema is about 10c a m in bulk!

I never pay more than $350 for new bars. Shop around you can find great deals on 1 or 2 year old bars. I recently bought a 2017Slingshot sentinal 27m bar for $299.....great bar , works perfect with my 17m Flite..

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby evan » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:38 pm

GregK wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:33 am
http://www.infexion.nl/
thanks :thumb:
longwhitecloud wrote: saw a 10km roll of uhmwpe for commercial fishing a fair few years ago 200kg

i better do some research.. i would guess u can get 10km at 28c, something like that, from a quick look (350kg)

i am sure the company was called kite lines.. it was about 6 years ago though
Cheapkitelines.com maybe? Although they never had 10km of the same line on stock. I know because I bought them out last year, mainly because of the lines they had in stock as having a wide variety of lines is always handy when repairing bars.

About knots, in Dyneema/spectra/uhmpe lines you lose 70% of the strength with a simple overhand knot in de line. When put in a loop to connect to another line there is less reduction

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Re: kite lines direct.. still available?

Postby madworld » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:04 pm

Many new bars available on sale in the united states for $200 to $300 online. Just google it.


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