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cjay

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About cjay

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Dual line sport kites
  • Location
    Pacific Northwest
  • Country
    United States
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    outdoor activities, learning
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  1. I have wondered about the kachoo myself for outdoor sul wind.
  2. I see. One of the best quality built kites if not the best, smaller hand movements than the mamba, and pretty much a dedicated trick kite. It is certainly a good looking kite.
  3. How would a deep space compare to a mamba as far as straight line tracking and snap turn pattern Flying? i am interested in buying a deep space but have read that it is really trick oriented and twitchy, and is difficult to fly for less experienced people.
  4. I see. Thought you were talking about the OSK branded line. I might buy one of their 50# line sets. Andy at OSK talks up their premium LSL high modulus compressed coated lines. I like the skybond coated 100# lines but heard about their 50# not being that great.
  5. Did you buy the OSKUSA LSL high modulus compressed and coated dual line set, or the cheap budget set?
  6. Ok, but it sounds like Paul was talking about the knots being tied on a single strand of kite line. so the line wouldn't be looped back on itself creating a pigtail on the end of the line. So it sounds like his kite line terminates with 3 figure of 8 knots in a single unsleeved line. In that case, I don't see the point of having 3 knots at the end of the line if they aren't to hold the line looped back onto itself. Especially if a person was concerned about snagging. Seems like just one knot at the very end would make more sense. Wouldn't a standard sleeved and looped terminatio
  7. Ok I see. Tension from the larks head goes on the knot instead of the end of the loop. Interesting. But it is still looks fully sleeved, not just bare line. Figure of 8 knots are good, I used them in rock climbing all of the time. Thanks for the pics.
  8. I can't visualize it. Wish I could. But it sounds different than what Flying Smile told me they normally do on dual line sets.
  9. I just called Flying Smiles and he said that the dual line sets have sleeved loops on the ends. And that the extended loop attachments are for the quad line sets, and only apply to that. So no pigtails on the dual line sets.
  10. So they are attaching the lines to the pigtails using knots without sleeving? I thought sleeving was to protect the lines from cutting into itself where it contacts itself. I have only seen straps come with sewn pigtails, I haven't seen pigtails on both ends of a line set before.
  11. Yep, Kite Shoppe is who I would be buying them from. Pre stretched. Don't like the sound the non coated spectra lines make, and heard LPG is like that. Wonder if that OSK line is good. Guess it is basically LPG with coating but I don't know.
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