Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Best lines on the market

Forum for kitesurfers
User avatar
dracop
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 630
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:37 am
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Naska Beach - Kanaha - Maui, HI USA
Favorite Beaches: _
Kanaha - Maui, HI
Kihei - Maui, HI
Crandon - Key Biscayne, FL
Sherman Island - Antioch, CA
Crissy Field - San Francisco, CA
Anne's Beach - Islamorada, FL
Curry Hammocks - Marathon, FL
Kite Beach - Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Tableview - Cape Town, South Africa
Main Beach - Langebaan, South Africa
Mui Ne Bay - Ham Tien, Vietnam
Style: Big Air :D
Gear: _
2019 Duotone Rebels 9m and 12m
2014 Best Breeze 145, 2017 Core Choice 2 142, 2016 Naish Hero 145
Brand Affiliation: The Maui Kitesurf Company
www.mauikitesurf.com
Location: Maui, HI
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: Best lines on the market

Postby dracop » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:48 am

toddsphresh wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:19 am
haven't owned liro lines but have had slingshot lines last a decade with 1000's of powered sessions on them
Once upon a time Sliongshot lines were the best OEM lines; back in 2014 I LOVED my SS lines. I used to consider them the standard for a good lineset. Nowadays they are behind the times as most companies have moved on to SK99 core products. After about a year of usage I have stretched out and broken those SS center lines although Cape Town will put pressure on any lineset. Especially for a heavyweight (240 lb) rider doing 50+ footers.

The SK99 products work really well from what I have been seeing these past two years. Basically solved the line materials question/issue, regardless of which manufacturer is making the lines. I rarely see stretched line issues anymore with brands utilizing the SK99 core. At this point everytime I come across someone testing line lengths or dealing with a broken line, its usually from an older lineset or weird accident (eg lines wrapped around something sharp). Those ancient Naish linesets are everywhere on Maui and they are always a mess.

User avatar
Gigi;)
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 524
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:23 pm
Kiting since: 0
Location: drtuba.eu, kite-stuff.org, eXtremist.si, kajtar.si
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
Contact:

Re: Best lines on the market

Postby Gigi;) » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:52 am

The line will stretch under load - important factor, at least in kiteboarding, and it's one of the specs how "raw" line producers like LIROS measures line performace. And that is also what we meant on our site. We updated the text on our site to be fully clear. :bye:

nixmatters wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:59 pm

- Lately it has been discussed a lot, here and in other forums, that KITE LINES DON'T STRETCH. THEY SHRINK. And since rear lines shrink more, it gives the false impression that front lines stretch.
I was surprised to see few posts above the same stretch claim from such an established aftermarket player as Dr.Tuba. Same claim is on the front page of their website. I'd guess marketing - give the customers what they want.

luca
Medium Poster
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:56 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Best lines on the market

Postby luca » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:18 am

Kite lines will shrink. They are maximum stretched out of the factory.
These users thanked the author luca for the post:
nixmatters (Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:23 am)
Rating: 10%

User avatar
Gigi;)
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 524
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:23 pm
Kiting since: 0
Location: drtuba.eu, kite-stuff.org, eXtremist.si, kajtar.si
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
Contact:

Re: Best lines on the market

Postby Gigi;) » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:39 am

Come here to us and we'll check that about maxed out on a real spool that came straight from factory.
luca wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:18 am
They are maximum stretched out of the factory.

valbocustom
Rare Poster
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:09 pm
Kiting since: 2007
Local Beach: supertubos
Favorite Beaches: secrets
Style: strapless surf
Gear: bwsurf
Brand Affiliation: bwsurf,ffcustom,valbocustom
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Best lines on the market

Postby valbocustom » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:22 pm

Liros Dc 401 pro

yimyom
Rare Poster
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:52 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Tarifa, Camber Sands, Clacton-on-Sea
Favorite Beaches: Valdevaqueros, Los Lances
Style: a bit of everything
Gear: Airush DNA 2008 9m
RRD Obsession 2012 9m
RRD Obsession 2014 12m
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Best lines on the market

Postby yimyom » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:51 am

RRD lines are simply impressive and have been for many years. I still use an old bar from 2012 with the same lines. They didn't stretch over 7 years (I tried to measure it as accurately as possible) and I kite practically every week-end!
The reaction time is also quite impressive. Some would say it's too ... technical or for advanced riders. The fact is the kite react much faster than any other lines.
So I tried the RRD bar with other kites and my RRD kites with other bars. Indeed, the lines are a big part of the quality of the gear. Some other brand kites I found terribly boring (slow turn, no reactivity when powered, etc...) were much better with those lines.
Surprisingly, I found using my RRD kites with another bar and old lines not bad at all too. Maybe the kite is great, maybe I'm used to this kite.

If I want to be perfectly honest, I would say that, because of the really fast reaction of the lines, jumping can be a bit scary with RRD. You have massive pulls from the water so it is a bit more technical to jump than with other lines. You really have to be synchronized with the bar otherwise you immediately loose your edge. I don't have this problem with other kites in general or if I change my bar on the RRD kite. What is great, however, is that second pull you get when you jump. If you wait an extra second after poping and pull the bar really hard, you get a second extra kick and jump higher. Very funny.

And last note, untangling the lines at the beginning of a session is much easier than any other brand I tried.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Herman, Lou Wainman, MSN [Bot], tautologies and 15 guests

cron