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BillyGoatGruff wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:03 am
I disagree, sleeving is essential for kitesuring lines. Where the knot connects to the kite you get salt and sand in the knot and movement. My lines have just been changed and the sleeving had worn through to the while dyneema, without that sleeving the lines would have snapped long ago. The reason ALL the manufacturers use sleeving is to prevent salt water wear.
I disagree, sleeving is not essential for kitesurfing lines
Of course, it all depends on how things are connected. If the loop you make in the line is what attaches to your kite, then sleeves are necessary to prevent wear. The lines I make for myself are not sleeved, but attach to big fat pigtails at the kite and at the bar. In this scenario, the pigtails experience the wear, not the lines.
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