Tied to the Sky / kiteline
May 10, 2016
Kite line is an important asset for every kite, especially performance stunt kites. Not all line is created equal! The old adage "You get what you pay for" is true with kite line.For example, there is a big difference between generic spectra line and Shanti. Shanti is a premium quality because of the fibre quality, braiding and fibre treatment which reduces drag and friction! This means longer kite line life and better kite performance. Since 1974, Shanti has led the world in the development of kite lines, spools and Winders. In 1985, Shanti invented Speed-line, the worlds first spectra kite line. Speed line has been copied by nearly every kite...
Sep 03, 2012
Since 1974, Shanti has led the world in the development of kite lines, spools and Winders. In 1985 Shanti invented speed-line, the worlds first spectra kite line. Speed line has been copied by nearly every kite company in the world and it has been widely used in the sport fishing industry. To make Spectra suitable for fishing line, companies began coating the line to make it easier to handle, but ironically for the kite flyer, the coating actually increased friction! In past 10 years kiteflyers have grown accustom to coated flying lines and some prefer the feel. During this time the quality of coating has improved significantly and in...