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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby nixmatters » Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:54 pm

parun wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:19 am
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mLGthDG
Have you tested it for kiting? How's the splicing, stretch, shrinkage, etc.?

Just dropping a link to Chinese product made for 'sea big fish' doesn't really help the community I'm afraid.

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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby parun » Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:40 am

I just order it.
Never had some one used.
So need to see.

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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby rnelias » Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:04 pm

parun wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:40 am
I just order it.
Never had some one used.
So need to see.
according to the specs (if we can believe in chinese seller's data :roll: ) the #50 (1.4mm) is about ~150kg/330lbs in breaking strength, which is lower than the values usually found for kite lines (~300-400lbs). I would not be concerned about using weaker steering lines or for hydrofoiling either as the loads are usually smaller. However, I'd not like to hang on a doubtly quality line for boosting on a twintip. Moreover, I don't believe these lines come pre-stretched, thus, be aware that you'll need to stretch them before using ;)

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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby nixmatters » Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:38 pm

rnelias wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:04 pm
parun wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:40 am
I just order it.
Never had some one used.
So need to see.
according to the specs (if we can believe in chinese seller's data :roll: ) the #50 (1.4mm) is about ~150kg/330lbs in breaking strength, which is lower than the values usually found for kite lines (~300-400lbs). I would not be concerned about using weaker steering lines or for hydrofoiling either as the loads are usually smaller. However, I'd not like to hang on a doubtly quality line for boosting on a twintip. Moreover, I don't believe these lines come pre-stretched, thus, be aware that you'll need to stretch them before using ;)
I have in my hands SK75 1,35mm 8x line with breaking strength 280-300kg. Factory prestreched, with very low elongation and shrinkage. Nothing special, yet made in Europe.

@parun: which line did you order? Let us know how it feels when you get it.

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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby parun » Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:15 am

I had order 100# 1.5mm 363kg.

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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby daspi » Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:41 pm

@parun Yeah, keep us posted on that Rompin line stuff. I've noticed that they also have a 16 strand version. https://pt.aliexpress.com/item/1005002565689302.html

I see they list it as PE line. First that was a concern. After a bit research I found most say Dyneema, Spectra, UHMWPE are all Polyethylene based. Dyneema is a type of PE. The Japanese call their lines PE. US calls them braid, Spectra or Dyneema.

Second concern is the coating. This listing does not mention any coating. Coating on kite line is important and improves abrasion resistance.

I am pretty certain that this line will need pre-stretching before use. Same was needed with Jerry Brown fishing line. Great line, but needs the pre-stretch procedure to be a solid choice.

It is certainly very tempting at this price. Can't wait on your impression on this line.

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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby parun » Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:18 pm







Thank you daspi
I just receive the line look great.
Just not try yet..!

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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby daspi » Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:16 pm

@parun Does it look like it has a coating on it? Meaning it is a bit stiff?

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Re: Looking for cheap lines supplier

Postby parun » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:24 am

Not look like coating as kite line.


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