Tied to the Sky / spectra kite line

  • Glossary of Kite Terms

        There are a variety of terms that are used in the sport of Kite flying.  Here is a short list to give you some common lingo and their meaning! Bridle:  the lines which connect to the kite sail and frame to help support the kite and/or to orient the kite at a proper angle to the wind. Carbon / Graphite:  Stunt kite frames are made of carbon fiber which is relatively are rigid  material and light weight.    Can be in a rod or tube form.  Popular graphite products include: Sky Shark, Icone and Revolution. Wrapped or extruded. Centre T: ...

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  • Why do we Sleeve Spectra Kite Lines?

    Kite line Sleeving    (You can find this article in our Kite Resources section too!)Line sets are an important and costly necessity of flying your multiline sport kite, so it is important to make sure that you take steps to protect your line sets to maintain performance, increase longevity of the line and save you money.Sleeving is like a tube sock that we put on the ends of spectra kite lines or any place where we tie a knot. Sleeving is made of hollow braided Dacron and is usually positioned at either end of each line where the line connects via a Larkshead...

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  • Spectra Kite Flying Line - Stunt Kites

    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...

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  • Coated Lines?

    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...

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