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Re: Home made pigtail set

Postby andylc » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:23 pm

I’m sure if I put my mind to it I could make my own, but just found a set of 8 pigtails for £16 with 4 loop to loop and 4 loop to knot so just bought them instead! Thanks for the comments - agree looks like mine won’t be strong enough to use regularly.

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Re: Home made pigtail set

Postby iriejohn » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:41 pm

andylc wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:23 pm
I’m sure if I put my mind to it I could make my own, but just found a set of 8 pigtails for £16 with 4 loop to loop and 4 loop to knot so just bought them instead! Thanks for the comments - agree looks like mine won’t be strong enough to use regularly.
Even though I can make my own, at that price I'd also just buy them. :thumb:

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Re: Home made pigtail set

Postby sflinux » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:43 pm

I usually use 7/64" amsteel with an overhand knot. That way it is compatible with bars with knots or loops on the ends, by just flipping the pigtail 180. If I have a line snap and I need to adjust, I just make a longer pigtail. The kite lines with sleeves will wear out and break. I've had some break unexpectantly. With amsteel, it is easy to see if the line is getting fuzzy, and is due for replacement.


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