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Ya know what Wayne? i'll bring up that question @ Sore Sock meeting tonight! ( Highstart line width)
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Old Yesterday, 11:50 PM
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OK Wayne: here's few parameters for the considerations:
1)Which (type)birds are being launched? ( this part went to our guys Playing the top dog game, just push the pedal all the way into the sod, and zoom on top.
2) Lots of experimenting was done earlier with heavy line on the grass side, and lighter on the air side of the line, whith no major differences.
3) the turnaround has the biggest 'say' in launches: back in the 'olden days' when we 'tapped' our way to the top, and "zoomed" a few feet high, one fella was @ the turnaround watching the activities. the smaller the diameter, the worse the effects= small diameter turnarounds would bind up, and one would see the "see saw" action, as the line would basically maintain a point of location, ( as one winch tells you) when the launch load gets heavy, binding of the ( bicycle hub) diameters would freeze, and the lines would wear @ that location- lots of heat.
the larger diameter turnarounds would rotate, keeping the loads into the ground stakes, and the line would simply 'do it's job' ( I've machined 3 of these custom ones)
the bottom line is standard Nylon braid of 100 ( i've never broken any) to 150 lb line.
johnny
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