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No-Knot Line Splicing...
Want to know how to Splice your lines, a.k.a. join one line to another,
or make a repair on damaged kite line(s), or terminate your kite line(s)
without using sleeving?
No-Knot splicing can be accomplished with both Spectra and Dacron
hollow braided line, as long as these lines were manufacturered with a
braiding meant for splicing. Both our WSK Premium Spectra and our
Dacron can be No-Knot Spliced.
LINE to LINE Splicing
For most applications I would recommend a 36" splice (18" of LINE A spliced into LINE B, and 18" of LINE B spliced into LINE A). You may use a No-Knot Needle to create the splice, but I have found that using a Sleeving Needle, works much better, as a Sleeving Needle is much longer and thinner in diameter than typical No-Knot Needles. Hence you can make longer splices and also is less diffucult when splicing smaller and/or tighter braided lines. No-Knot splicing can be accomplished with both Spectra and Dacron hollow braided line, as long as these lines were manufacturered with a braiding meant for splicing. Both the WSK Premium Spectra and our Dacron can be No-Knot Spliced.
With the WSK Premium Spectra line, it is unbelievably small in diameter for any given test and all sizes from the 80# test up to the 1000# test can be no-knot spliced, and you can even splice from size to size, starting with the 130# to the 200#, 200# test to the 300#, 300# to the 500#, 500# to the 800#, AND even the 800# to the 1000# test line!
SPLICED END LOOP
For most applications I would recommend 36" of line to make the loop splice.
Adobe acrobat version of No-Knot Line Splicing
SLEEVING LINES ... Learn how to SLEEVE your own lines!
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History and Info about Spectra Line
WSK PREMIUM SPECTRA Desired Characteristics:
Exceptionally low stretch: tightly woven braid structure to minimize stretch.
Small diameter, reduced weight: braided from 100% Spectra® fiber, made with finer dinier fibers than other braided Spectra lines. The result is a small diameter kite line with up to a 30% weight reduction compared to other Spectra lines. The thin profile is more aerodynamically efficient, and the lighter weight yields better speed and reduced drag.
Reduced friction on wrapped lines, better wear: increased abrasion resistance, and lower the friction between wrapped lines.
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VERY IMPORTANT... Please fly safely!
Please visit our page on Kite Safety, and feel free to download and print a copy of our FREE "Kite Safety Field Card". Within the "Kite Safety Field Card" you will also find a section on "Line Safety".
Most people (fliers and spectators alike) do not realize that different types of flying lines are NOT capable with one another. Please pay particular attention when flying Sport Kites around single line kites. Make certain so that your flying line does not come in contact with single line kite lines (Dacron or even cotton line from inexpensive kid's kites). For more info on this please see the "Kite Safety Field Card".
Also available in Adobe AcrobatKiteSafetyFieldCard.PDF
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