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Pulling apart an older cabrinha bar and cutting through the depower I found this.

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What’s the plan with this?

Extra strength? Surely 6mm dyneema is strong enough. 

Safety indicator, that the line is getting worn? The line is PU sheathed, so I’m guessing not

:dontknow::dontknow::dontknow::dontknow:

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Dunno, but Flysurfer did/does the same thing with their depower lines. You know the lines are getting worn because they're all fluffy and splitting. The line they use is about 300kg breaking load, so I wonder if it some kind of way to spread more load?

6mm Amsteel is NOT enough :D

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Some brands put a mono filament line or similar to reduce the line from flapping about in the wind as much when de-powered. 
This and many other useful facts can usually be given by your local knowledgable kite shop.

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On ‎11‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 9:45 PM, Jason said:

Some brands put a mono filament line or similar to reduce the line from flapping about in the wind as much when de-powered. 
This and many other useful facts can usually be given by your local knowledgable kite shop.

What local kite shop? The nearest one to me is 300km away.

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