Kevlar line is most used for flying single line kites, including “Dieu Sao” (Vietnamese flute kite). A snap swivel is attached for easy clip to the kite bridle. Kevlar string has much less stretch than string of other material, like nylon. It means a lot in kite control. You are able to get quicker and much more sensitive response from kite with Kevlar line.
Kevlar line has a great advantage to make it outstanding in all kinds of kite string. It can concentrate same strength in much thinner and lighter body. The lighter, the better! Two construction to your preference, twist and braid! Braid (multi-strands interweaving process) makes the string much more solid and durable. It won’t unravel like twisted line. All yarns will still hold together even one of them are broken, making it safer.
One of the best advantages of Kevlar string is cutting-resistance. It helps to avoid many unexpected string snaps which happen a lot in binding and fastening objects with sharp edges. Kevlar line will much reduce your risk of losing your kite.
Diameter of Braided Kevlar Line:
• 100lbs: 1.0mm
• 150lbs: 1.1mm
• 250lbs: 1.5mm
• 350lbs: 1.7mm
• 550lbs: 2.1mm
• 700lbs: 2.3mm
There may be a little deviation due hand measuring method.
Recommendation on how to choose kite line for your kites
Please choose the right kite line for your precious kites. This is important! Whenever you fly a kite, please make sure that the line could hold your kite and the wind. The followings are recommendations of line/kite match (kites are measured by wingspan):
• Kites below 3ft: 50lb~100lb
• Kites within 3~4.5ft: 100lb~150lb
• Kites within 4.5~7.5ft: 150lb ~ 250lb
• Kites within 7.5~9ft: 200lb~550lb
• Kites above 9ft: >550lb
Recommendation above are for common case. However, things may vary according to different kinds of kite shapes.
For example, delta kites of 6ft only needs 200lb kite line, but Rokkaku (hexagon kite) of 6ft needs 400~550lb kite line because their venting methods are so different.
Also, kite spar’s material, the vent part of kites… all details of kites will lead to the consequences of how you choose kite line for your kite. The wind is also the critical part.