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HenriD

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  1. No magnifying glass, it took 10 minutes, because of the stops to take the pictures. It would have taken 5 else I guess. With 150lb, the braid is tighter so it is a bit longer. Most of it is explained well in the first video you posted, but my way of threading each part through the other one twice allows for much less loose line to thread back at the end, and has a much better resistance against slipping when using new laserpro line and getting it wet... The idea of tying a knot like on John's video kindof defeats the purpose of a splice... (Note that splices weaken the line much less than knots...) @Wayne, this is the setup I have on the lines I use in comps, because it should be easier for the helpers, although some try to larkshead the smaller loops when changing kites... When I want to remove one from the rev bridles I slip the larkshead away from the stopper knot (even with gloves...) and then separate the two strands of bridle which pulls the larkshead open... I'll try to take pics. I'm 55 so 60 is getting close...
  2. Here is a loop made on (worn out) 90lb LPG with the different steps. @Wayne, you do not have to make large loops since there is no knot it is easy to do the larkshead as big as you want... To remove from the kite you have to slide the larkshead away from the bridle stopper knot first. These loops can also be used for line extensions... First form the loop about 1 inch from the end by threading the line trough the small end Tighten (some of the line around the hole has to turn inside out) Thread again through the other side of the line To get this interlock. Tighten and thread through the first (short) side of the line again And again through the main side of the line Then thread the remaining of the line though the main part Taper the end of the line and tighten Larkshead
  3. The pictures in the link are for a broken line. The idea is the same for a loop, but you thread the whole loop trough the hole at each step.
  4. I have spliced loops on some of my linesets, but only at one end, so that I can adjust the length at the other end... I often splice laserpro, 90 pound is easy, 150 pound is tighter and more work. I use a blunt (embroidery) needle. To avoid slipping, I have the 2 parts go through each other 4 times (thread the long part through so that the 2 parts are interlocked) and never had one go apart. If the line is broken near the end, I replace the short part with new line. http://ladp.free.fr/portail/articles.php?id=27 For loops, I thread the whole loop through. One problem is to remove the lines from the kite, especially when in competition it has to be done with helpers... So I had to add a small pullable loop at the end...
  5. For my last trips I bought a big light 32" suitcase. I could fit more than 10 kites (Rev 1.5, Prism QPros...) in the diagonal of the lower part, and you could fit more Revs by taking the middle spar out and grouping these, since these are the longer parts... Very happy with this setup, you only have to take care not to be overweight, since it can fit so much stuff...
  6. Welcome to the forums HenriD, please send me a PM if you have any questions. :)

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