Your right: Bad English, tight braided is the correct term.nixmatters wrote: ↑Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:18 amDC-401 is definitely not the right line for the job! It doesn't have great abrasion resistance and after few releases people might end up in trouble, especially with the solution you propose.Kiter_from_Germany wrote: ↑Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:58 pmMy tip:
As a long term splicer, I would suggest to use a narrow wowen prestrectched line like liros dc401.
Just put a hole into center of line, with a malspieker.
Ready is yr safety line hole.
Why are you emphasising on 'narrow woven' (I guess you meant tight braided?) and pre-stretched? All kite lines on the market are pre-stretched and with similar braid pitch.
The other statement:
To be honest - I would disagree with that.
you don't need great abrasion resistance.
The hole will tear out of course in first safety events - but just until the hole is matching perfectly to the flying line.
The apparatus is not under load, when safety event occurs....
and for the perhaps 200 safety events per lifetime it should be good.
But - I ll gonna make one and let it work through the year, we will see.
The trick, closing /opening the hole just by loading and unloading the fibres leads to much less resistance, when unloaded, than a fixed spliced lock.
But anyhow: great idea to get rid of plastic or metal parts to make a 'more natural' seat for the flying line...
This will give the long term reliability, I would say.