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coffeeking
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3 line front line - strength?

Postby coffeeking » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:01 pm

Anyone know what line strength/diam FS use on the front of their old 3 liners? measuring mine it looks flat and about 5mmx2mm. The only replacements I can find are 2.5mm at ~570kg and 3mm at 1000kg. 3MM seems a bit OTT?

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Re: 3 line front line - strength?

Postby jakemoore » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:29 pm

Early lines were not that strong. But if I remember correctly the Psycho2 had a line upgrade after some front line failures. I believe the failures occurred when activating the roto-leash. And I believe they were associated with many other simultaneous bridle failures. When those reports came, I changed mine for 2.5 mm amsteel. There is a lot of creep with that line so I had to periodically shorten the front by resplicing.

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Re: 3 line front line - strength?

Postby coffeeking » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:55 pm

Hmm that's a 630kg is line, and does match the 330x2 thought process. Thanks, I'll look to see if I can find a less stretchy/shrinky alternative but that gives me a limit at least.


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