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BillyGoatGruff
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Making some new lines..

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:10 pm

I am considering making some new lines for my Nasih Torch as they are 13m front and 24m rear.

I found some excellent Sk99 Dyneema which is 1.6mm and 430kg breaking strain, which looks much better than standard Naish lines. I am going to buy a sleeving kit for looping the ends. My main issue is I don't have a sewing machine to zig-zag stitch the sleeving but I am very good at hand sewing, and have some very strong nylon thread. Has anyone hand sewn the sleeving before ? good results or waste of time ? I think it would work well and be just as strong as any shop bought line but 1/3 the price.

http://www.premiumropes.com/sk99-powerline-kite


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Re: Making some new lines..

Postby FLandOBX » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:18 pm

I have made my own pigtails and hand-sewn the splices. It works fine and is much more cost-effective, but doesn't look as neat and "professional" as a machine zig-zag.

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Re: Making some new lines..

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:27 am

Yep just make some or buy some pigtails then lock splice like the video - no sewing required..
https://youtu.be/Eph_3mqPe_A

I made some yesterday - always seems stupid to "Stab and weaken your premium lines" for the sake of fashion.
Use guitar string or something similar

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Re: Making some new lines..

Postby Matteo V » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:55 am

Wet the lines before you sew. And sew slow.

But the advice to splice is the best. If you do a simple splice with stitching, not a locked splice that would not require stitching, it is easy to adjust your line legnth.

But if you stretch properly and methodically (you would need some equipment), good lines do not go out of tune - at least not for me.

And .030 stainless (or non stainless) mig welding wire makes a great splicing tool. Better than anything I have purchased specifically for small diameter lines.


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