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See our selection of Dacron & Nylon line!

Below are listed three grades of Spectra line
from good, better to best, and the 4th column
on the right show Premium Dyneema!
(click on the various links to bring you more info)

Sport Grade bulk line spools
NO LONGER OFFERED!

(combination of 75% Spectra & 25% Dacron)

Spectra 1000 bulk line spools
NO LONGER OFFERED!
Note: a.k.a. Competition Grade
(up until a few years ago, this was the very best grade line available)


SEE ... PREMIUM Spectra

PREMIUM Spectra
(at the moment this line
is the best currently available)

No matter what sport kite you fly,
if you want the best performance
for all skill levels, this is the line to buy!

Spectra 2000
( Laser Pro)

PREMIUM Dyneema
High tensile strength Premium Dyneema
contains same type of fiber used in Premium Spectra Line.

Our Premium Dyneema line is high test line ranging from 1600lb. to 2500lb, and above!

Good for beginners and recreational flyers, who are flying just for fun, and are not as concerned with kite performance. Better line: used by most intermediate and some advanced flyers, as an economical alternative to the more expensive competition grade lines. Best line: used by most advanced, and Masters class flyers, for competition flying. Also used by the extreme sport kite enthusiast, for kite surfing, ice/snow kiting, buggying and kite boarding (using mountain board). High tensile strength Premium Dyneema: used by kite fliers who require line of the highest tensile strength, yet is smaller in diameter and lighter in weight than any other type of line, tether.

Dual Line "LaserPro Gold" "SPECIAL"

QUAD LINE SETS
Power Kite Linesets & Standard Quad Sets

PREMIUM Dyneema

LP Gold and es/55 Blue Line verses WSK PREMIUM SPECTRA

Diameters & Weights of Spectra Line (approximate)

History and Info about Spectra Line

NO-KNOT LINE SPLICE...
Want to know how to Splice your lines, a.k.a. join one line to another, or make a repair on damaged line(s), or terminate your line(s) without using sleeving?

SLEEVING LINES ... Learn how to SLEEVE your own lines!

 

Larkshead: How to attach your flying line to your kite using a Larkshead!

 



WSK PREMIUM SPECTRA - HOLLOW SPLICEABLE LINE - When you want the very best!
Note: All WSK Premium Spectra listesd below is HOLLOW SPLICEABLE (except for 40 lb. test)

WSK PREMIUM SPECTRA line is a replacement for Laser Pro Gold and es/55 Blue Line.

All lines listed below are of the absolute highest quality, and in my opinion, I would put this line up against Laser Pro or es/55 any day. Available only through Windstar Kites!

Note: Custom Dual Line sets must be calculated at line set length x 2, plus $12.00.
(example: 40# 75’; feet of line used is 150 x .09 = 13.50 + 12 = $25.50... cost of lineset)

Note: Custom Quad sets must be calculated at line set length x 4, plus $24.00.
(example: 200#/ 75’com-pq; feet of line used is 300 x .12 = 36 + 24 = $60.00... cost of lineset)

Please note: On BULK SPOOLS,
ACTUAL SHIPPING CHARGES APPLY!

Minimum of 300' of each size of line for bulk spools
(which are custom spooled to customers specified length; other than size spools listed).
PLEASE NOTE:
Only 40# through 300# are available in custom length spools and line sets!
Line test higher than 300# is (n/a) NOT AVAILABLE in custom length!

**NO DISCOUNTS APPLY
WSK Premium Spectra, Hollow Spliceable Line
Premium Spectra Bulk
Premium Spectra Bulk
(click above photos for close up view)

 

 

WSK
PREMIUM
Spectra**
(See Disclaimer)
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
3600 ft.
Bulk Spool
7500 ft.
Bulk Spool
Custom Length**
(300' min. Bulk)
figure 8 winders avail*
Custom Length**
Dual Line Sets

w/figure 8 winder*
Custom Length**
Quad Line Sets

w/figure 8 winder*
40 lb. $74.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
$138.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$268.00
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
$499.00
3600 ft.
Bulk Spool
$839.00
7500 ft.
Bulk Spool
.17/ft. under 900'
.16/ft. over 900'
.17 per ft.
+ $12.00
.17 per ft.
+ $24.00
60 lb. $52.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
$89.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$156.00
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
$290.00
3600 ft.
Bulk Spool
$545.00
7500 ft.
Bulk Spool
.12/ft. under 900'
.11/ft. over 900'
.12 per ft.
+ $12.00
.12 per ft.
+ $24.00
80 lb. $66.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
$118.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$215.00
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
$386.00
3600 ft.
Bulk Spool
$731.00
7500 ft.
Bulk Spool
.15/ft. under 900'
.14/ft. over 900'
.15 per ft.
+ $12.00
.15 per ft.
+ $24.00
130 lb. $52.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
$89.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$152.00
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
$274.00
3600 ft.
Bulk Spool
$499.00
7500 ft.
Bulk Spool
.12/ft. under 900'
.11/ft. over 900'
.12 per ft.
+ $12.00
.12 per ft.
+ $24.00
200 lb. $59.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
$103.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$176.00
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
$334.00
3600 ft.
Bulk Spool
$623.00
7500 ft.
Bulk Spool
.14/ft. under 900'
.13/ft. over 900'
.14 per ft.
+ $12.00
.14per ft.
+ $24.00
300 lb. $72.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool

$135.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$218.00
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
$418.00
3600 ft.
Bulk Spool
n/a .16/ft. under 900'
.15/ft. over 900'
.16 per ft.
+ $12.00
.16 per ft.
+ $24.00
500 lb.
call for
availability
$94.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
$169.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$260.00
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
$499.00
3600 ft.
Bulk Spool

n/a n/a n/a n/a
800 lb.
call for
availability
$135.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
$260.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$470.00
1800 ft.
Bulk Spool
$585.00
2400 ft.
Bulk Spool
n/a n/a n/a n/a
WSK
PREMIUM
Spectra
1000 lb.
call for
availability
$260.00
450 ft.
Bulk Spool
$479.00
900 ft.
Bulk Spool
$532.00
1000 ft.
Bulk Spool
$798.00
1500 ft.
Bulk Spool
n/a n/a n/a n/a
PREMIUM
Dyneema®
(see below)

WSK PREMIUM SPECTRA Desired Characteristics:
Exceptionally low stretch: tightly woven braid structure to minimize stretch.
Small diameter, reduced weight: braided from 100% Spectra® fiber, made with finer denier fibers than other braided Spectra lines. The result is a small diameter kite line with up to a 30% weight reduction compared to other Spectra lines. The thin profile is more aerodynamically efficient, and the lighter weight yields better speed and reduced drag.
Reduced friction on wrapped lines, better wear: increased abrasion resistance, and lower the friction between wrapped lines.
High quality kite lines at affordable prices!

Please Note: WSK Premium Spectra is marketed and sold as Kite Line!
Although Spectra line has been used for many other applications
this product is not guaranteed for any such use other than for Kite Flying.
The seller does not warrant or guarantee the product for uses other
than intended for use with Kites.

DISCLAIMER:
The end user must determine that the product is suitable for
the use in which the purchaser intends.

Premier Winder
Figure 8 blank winders also available at $5.00 per winder, when also purchasing bulk line.
(Limit of 4 winders @ $5.00ea., per 1000' of line purchased)*
*Winder styles & colors may vary.

Winders sold separately cost $6.00 each.

Premier Winder

 

SPECTRA 2000

LaserPro Gold " Dual Line SPECIAL"

LAST of our stock: When it's gone it's gone for good!

LaserPro Gold (Stock as of 9/4/12) Dual Line set "Special"(new lower price)
90 lb./ 100 ft. (3 line sets in stock) $38.99 $34.00 Special*

*NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS APPLY, Quantities limited!

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es/55 Competition Grade - Bulk Spools (Spectra 2000):
NOTICE: Please note that because of difficulties obtaining Bulk Spools of es/55, Windstar Kites is no longer offering BULK SPOOLS of es/55 Blue Line. If you want the very best Spectra Line , please see our see our PREMIUM SPECTRA above!

es/55 Dual Line sets- Competition Grade (Spectra 2000)
Note: Custom Dual Line sets must be calculated at line set length x 2, plus $11.00.
(example: 140#/ 150’; feet of line used is 300 x .15 = 45 + 11 = $56.00 ... cost of lineset)

es/55 Dual Line sets
w/figure 8 winder
75 ft. 100 ft. Custom length
Dual Line sets**
w/figure 8 winder
140 lb. $35.00 $38.00 .15/ft.+$12.00

**NO DISCOUNTS ON CUSTOM LINE SETS
*Figure 8 winder included with custom Custom Line Sets
When purchasing Bulk Line, Figure 8 winder (blank) available at $4.00 each.
Winders sold separately without bulk line purchase, priced at $5.00 each.


Quad KITE LINE SETS:
Note: Custom quad sets must be calculated at line set length x 4, plus $22.00.
(example: 300#/200# 75’com-pq; feet of line used is 300 x .15 = 45 + 24 = $69.00 cost of lineset)

POWER LINE SETS:

Custom Length**
Quad Line Sets
w/figure 8 winder*

PREMIUM, Power Quad 300#/200# 75’pre-pq $72.00 .16per ft. + $24.00
PREMIUM, Power Quad 300#/200# 50’pre-pq $56.00 .16 per ft. + $24.00
QUAD LINE SETS:
Premium Quad Set 130# 75’pre-quad $60.00 .12 per ft. + $24.00
Premium Quad Set 80# 75’pre-quad $69.00 .15 per ft. + $24.00



PREMIUM Dyneema® (special order item)
Premium Spectra Bulk

PREMIUM
Dyneema®
1600 lb
(1400 lb. min break strength)
Call for
availability
Approx. Diameter 7/64"
(2.5mm)
$89.00
NOT AVAILABLE
150 ft. Bulk Spool
1600 lb. Dyneema®
$159.00
Call for
best price!

300ft. Bulk Spool
1600 lb. Dyneema®
$212.00
Call for
best price!

450 ft. Bulk Spool
1600 lb. Dyneema®
$269.00
Call for
best price!

600 ft. Bulk Spool
1600 lb. Dyneema®
2500 lb
(2,300 lb. min break strength)
Call for
availability

Approx. Diameter 1/8"
(3mm)
$119.00
Call for
best price!
150 ft. Bulk Spool
2500 lb. Dyneema®
$209.00
Call for
best price!

300ft. Bulk Spool
2500 lb. Dyneema®
$289.00
Call for
best price!

450 ft. Bulk Spool
2500 lb. Dyneema®
$369.00
Call for
best price!

600 ft. Bulk Spool
2500 lb. Dyneema®

Colors available by special order...

Premium Spectra Bulk
Gray(Silver)
Red
Blue
Green
Black (Dark Grey)

Please Note: WSK Premium Dyneema® is marketed and sold as Kite Line!
Although Dyneema® line has been used for many other applications
this product is not guaranteed for any such use other than for Kite Flying.
The seller does not warrant or guarantee the product for uses other
than intended for use with Kites.

DISCLAIMER:
The end user must determine that the product is suitable for
the use in which the purchaser intends.

 


Looking for line for your Single Line Kite?
CLICK HERE TO.....................
See our selection of Dacron & Nylon line!


VERY IMPORTANT... Please fly safely!
Please visit our page on Kite Safety, and feel free to download and print a copy of our FREE "Kite Safety Field Card". Within the "Kite Safety Field Card" you will also find a section on "Line Safety".

Most people (fliers and spectators alike) do not realize that different types of flying lines are NOT capable with one another. Please pay particular attention when flying Sport Kites around single line kites. Make certain so that your flying line does not come in contact with single line kite lines (Dacron or even cotton line from inexpensive kid's kites). For more info on this please see the
"Kite Safety Field Card".

Kite Safety
Also available in Adobe AcrobatPDFKiteSafetyFieldCard.PDF

Question... What happens to a kite when it comes in contact with power lines... Click here to see the Answer!


Laser Pro and es/55 verses the new WSK PREMIUM SPECTRA

For a time Laser Pro Gold was longer being produced for the kite industry. This line was a top rated line. I still have a few dozen pre-made line sets in stock, in various test strengths and lengths. Once I'm sold out of this stock, there will be no more. Hence I needed to find a replacement for Laser Pro Gold, and also for Blue Line (es/55), as Blue Line has become extremely expensive, and hard to get stock when I need stock.

The WSK Premium line is THE best line I have ever flown (in my opinion). I feel it is as good or better than both Laser Pro Gold and es/55 Blue Line. As for bulk spools, the WSK Premium Spectra is readily available on a wide range of factory spools, plus I do custom spooling for customers (minimum 300' of line per test).

In the Spectra 1000 range, I had always sold a lot of bulk line. But when LP Gold was being discontinued, and es/55 was hard to get a hold of, I had to find a good replacement. This is where the WSK Premium Spectra come in. With the WSK Premium line, it is unbelievably small in diameter for any given test and all sizes from the 80# test up to the 1000# test can be no-knot spliced, and you can even splice from size to size, starting with the 130# to the 200#, 200# test to the 300#, 300# to the 500#, 500# to the 800#, AND even the 800# to the 1000# test line!

As for what SPECTRA the WSK Premium Spectra is made with, it is a combination of Spectra 1000 and Spectra 2000. The finer (smaller test lines) are made with Spectra 2000, and the larger (higher test lines) are made with Spectra 1000. The type of Spectra is not what makes this line special though, it is the Denier of the fiber, and how the lines are actually braided... enabling the line to be smaller in diameter for any given test, while having a very tight braid, and still be able to feed the lines within themselves (to provide an extremely secure no-knot splice).

As of right now, I have very good pricing on the Laser Pro Gold line sets, but as I said, once I sell out of these, there will be no more.

If you want a replacement for the 90# LP Gold, in the way of a bulk spool, then I might suggest the 80# WSK Premium Spectra, or you can opt for the 130# WSK Premium Spectra.

Just to give you an idea... I fly mostly quad sport kites... Revolutions and Skydancers, and I never fly on anything less than 130# WSK Premium Spectra in normal winds (3 - 20+ MPH). Only for extremely light wind days do I fly on lighter and short line sets.



History and information about Spectra® fiber

In the mid 1980s, AlliedSignal Inc. (now Honeywell) introduced Spectra® fiber. An entirely new type of synthetic yarn, it was one of the first commercially available extended chain, high-modulus polyethylene fiber. Because Spectra® fiber is a polyethylene with a carbon-to-carbon molecular structure like that of a diamond it creates a continuous filament yarn with incredible performance and endurance. Pound-for-pound ten times stronger than steel yet light enough to float, Spectra® fiber is one of the world’s strongest and lightest manmade fibers. Spectra® fiber applications include cut protection, ropes and cordage, vehicular and personal armor, and fishing line, as well as various specialty applications.

Spectra® fiber is used in specialized sewing thread, tethers used in space by NASA and high-tech sailcloth composites for America’s Cup sailboats. It is a rip-stop reinforcement for luggage fabric, as well as a yarn used in parachute cords, kite line, dental floss, mammoth commercial fishing nets and dozens of other applications where the fiber's great strength, light weight and endurance are critical.

Spectra® fiber is one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers. A bright white polyethylene, it is, pound-for-pound, ten times stronger than steel, more durable than polyester and has a specific strength that is 40 percent greater than aramid fiber.
Spectra® fiber is made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene that is used in a patented gel-spinning process. Polyethylene is a remarkably durable plastic, and scientists at Spectra Technologies have captured the tremendous natural strength in the molecular backbone of this everyday plastic to create one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers. The gel-spinning process and subsequent drawing steps allow Spectra® fiber to have a much higher melting temperature than standard polyethylene.

With outstanding toughness and extraordinary visco-elactic properties, Spectra® fiber can withstand high-load strain-rate velocities. Light enough to float, it also exhibits high resistance to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light. It has excellent vibration damping, flex fatigue and internal fiber-friction characteristics, and Spectra® fiber’s low dielectric constant makes it virtually transparent to radar.

Spectra® fiber is used in numerous high-performance applications, including police and military ballistic-resistant vests, helmets and armored vehicles, as well as sailcloth, fishing lines, marine cordage, lifting slings, and cut-resistant gloves and apparel. Honeywell also converts Spectra® fiber into the Spectra Shield® family of specialty composites for armor and other applications.

[Spectra Fiber 900]
Spectra® fiber 900 was the first commercially available extended-chain, high-strength polyethylene fiber and the first in a series of Spectra® fibers.

[Spectra Fiber 1000] High-strength, lightweight polyethylene fiber
Spectra® fiber 1000, the second in a series of Spectra® fibers, was developed to meet customers’ needs for increased performance. It is available in a multitude of deniers for use in a wide range of applications. This extended chain polyethylene fiber has one of the highest strength to weight ratios of any manmade fiber. Spectra® fiber 1000 has a tenacity 15 - 20 percent higher than that of Spectra® fiber 900. Spectra® fiber is, pound-for-pound, 10 times stronger than steel, more durable than polyester and has a specific strength that is 40 percent greater than aramid fiber. Specific performance is dependent upon denier and filament count.

[Spectra Fiber 2000] The ultimate high-strength, lightweight performer
The latest generation of Spectra® fiber was developed to provide super-fine, super-strong and ultra-lightweight fibers for armor, aerospace and high-performance sporting goods applications. Spectra® fiber 2000, Honeywell’s premier ballistic fiber, is stronger and lighter than most commercial high-modulus fiber and has one of the highest strength to weight ratios of any manmade fiber. Spectra® fiber’s high tenacity makes it pound-for-pound 10 times stronger than steel, more durable than polyester and gives it a specific strength that is 40 percent greater than aramid fiber. Specific performance is dependent upon denier and filament counts.

Spectra® fiber Product Characteristics:

Light enough to float (.097 Specific Gravity)

High resistance to chemicals, water, and UV light

Excellent vibration damping

Highly resistant to flex fatigue
Low coefficient of friction

Good resistance to abrasion

Low dielectric constant makes it virtually transparent to radar.

SPECTRA Braided Line Approximate Diameters and Weights:

WSK PREMIUM SPECTRA Approximate Diameters and Weights:

TEST (break strength)
in Pounds
Diameter
in Inches
Diameter
in mm
Weight per 1000'
40# (44#) .014" 0.356 mm 1.2 oz. / 1000'
80# (89#) .019" 0.483 mm 2.3 oz. / 1000'
130# (151#) .026" 0.662 mm 2.86 oz. / 1000'
200# (209#) .029" 0.738 mm 4.17 oz. / 1000'
300# (312#) .044" 1.120 mm 8.75 oz. / 1000'
500# (495#) .053" 1.349 mm 12.75 oz. / 1000'
800# (798#) .073" 1.858 mm 21.56 oz / 1000'
1000# (997.5#) .112" 2.845 mm 38.4 oz. / 1000'

Given that the line is a hollow braid it is difficult to actually measure the diameter... the specs on the line are approximate.
The above Weight was calculated by weighing the line on the spools, and subtracting the weight of empty spools.


Spectra 1000 Braided Line Approximate Diameters:
The diameters are as follows...
50 lb test .016"
100 lb test .022"
150 lb test .028"
200 lb test .031"
300 lb test .048"

Given that the line is a hollow braid it is difficult to actually measure the diameter... the specs on the line are approximate.



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