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Pro Leaders (100# Black)

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Custom made quad leaders (special adjustments on the handles) to John Barresi's specifications, compatible with any variation of the popular "1.5 quad" platform kites including those made by Revolution, Phoenix, Freilein, etc.
Leader prices include S&H within the USA.
Package includes 2X top leaders and 2X bottom leaders, all made using cored LaserPro bridle line for maximum durability – 100# is generally sufficient for everyday quad flying, but 170# is also available for stacks and power kites.
Note: Do not mix leaders from one package to another, each set is hand-tied to be perfectly matching but there are small variances from set to set so if you want to mix colors, please contact us with your request and we will try to accommodate you.
Tuning: If you’re not there already, start with your settings way out on the last knots then pull those top knots in one at a time until you are able to launch and fly. Every couple weeks, repeat the process and eventually your “happy knot” will end up further out as your skill increases. This will feel heavy and weird at first, but there is a reason the pro fliers fly this way and it’s worth the time spent.

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About Pro Leaders (100# Black)

Custom made quad leaders (special adjustments on the handles) to John Barresi's specifications, compatible with any variation of the popular "1.5 quad" platform kites including those made by Revolution, Phoenix, Freilein, etc.

Leader prices include S&H within the USA.

Package includes 2X top leaders and 2X bottom leaders, all made using cored LaserPro bridle line for maximum durability – 100# is generally sufficient for everyday quad flying, but 170# is also available for stacks and power kites.

Note: Do not mix leaders from one package to another, each set is hand-tied to be perfectly matching but there are small variances from set to set so if you want to mix colors, please contact us with your request and we will try to accommodate you.

Tuning: If you’re not there already, start with your settings way out on the last knots then pull those top knots in one at a time until you are able to launch and fly. Every couple weeks, repeat the process and eventually your “happy knot” will end up further out as your skill increases. This will feel heavy and weird at first, but there is a reason the pro fliers fly this way and it’s worth the time spent.

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John Dvoracek

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Some of this review is also posted in my Tuning Theory tutorial comments, but JB had an epiphany when he posted 1/6/2016: "It's commonly acknowledged that nearly all styles of Rev show increased control with extended leaders on the top lines".  For ten years I've been an intermittent very casual quad flyer but retirement has given me the time to "clean up my act" by equalizing lines (they really were a mess), updating old snag type handles, replacing original Revolution handle leaders with these Pro Leaders, adding two new technology kites (Phoenix, Djinn), and rewatching several KiteLife basic tutorials. These extended Pro Leaders offer you the option of a "brake heavy" setting although I experienced this  as much better balance between forward and reverse. This absolutely brought my two new kites to life. I have always had trouble with reverse, and with the new leaders and tuning, the kites are much better "balanced" and have so much better reverse. While this is not about the kites per se,  there is a difference. The Djinn is the most responsive (sensitive to input) of the nine quads in my bag, and tuning really makes a huge difference with the Djinn performance in my inexperienced hands. I am sure all my other kites will have more balance and better reverse as well. If you are not happy with your kite, especially balance and reverse, consider these leaders and retuning!

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