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Created by Brian1bear A week ago, 4 Jan 2018
Brian1bear
NSW, 5 posts
4 Jan 2018 4:57PM
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Yep probably been asked before but line lengths for wave riding what are you all thinking

castill0jf
VIC, 532 posts
5 Jan 2018 5:31AM
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for areas with with shadow 27 meter lines.
all other areas 20 meters. Some will go shorter to be able to move the kite quicker
cheers

Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 245 posts
5 Jan 2018 9:28AM
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General concesses is shorter but that doesn't apply to all kites. It also limits your wind range, so either keep some extensions around or have a big quiver

Puetz
NT, 2041 posts
5 Jan 2018 9:45AM
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... + 1 on replies above.

I found 27m gives you time not only wiggle around on the wave but more time to recover a falling kite if you stuff up your timing while using bigger kites.

I found short lines great, but for me, only when the wind was consistent.

Andrash
WA, 535 posts
9 Jan 2018 5:39PM
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It also depends on kite size. On extreme, put a 5m kite on less then 20m lines, and you end up with a bee on acid. Same time use a 12m kite on 25+m lines, and you can have a beer waiting while it turns.

Brian1bear
NSW, 5 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 5:47PM
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Thanks guys went with 24 m
and is sweet in waves



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