How to replace sleeving on kite surf lines
Use a 2.3mm protective sleeve for kitesurf lines. This size is designed to be used with 250kg /360kg kitesurf flying lines and most 5th lines. This sleeving can also be used on traction kite flying lines off 250kg.
If you can sew the sleeving, the sleeve length needs to be between 18cm to 25cm for the end of a flying line.
If you can't sew the sleeving, you should make an overhand loop (as used on many traction kites) and you would need a 30cm length for the end of the flying line.
Helpful tools to make sleeving easier.
Fuse wire (I use 30 amp), scissors, grips / pliers, lighter or soldering iron, hot knife-cutter (not shown).
Fold wire in half. Feed middle of wire through sleeving.
Feed line through wire loop.
Pull line through sleeving with the wire (it's a tight fit so grips help)
Pull end of line all the way through. The sleeving ends need to be melted to stop them fraying. Be careful not to damage the kite lines.
Finish by either sewing as shown on left hand pair, or make an overhand knot as shown in red on the right.
A sewn finish is best.
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