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The problem with lines

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Re: The problem with lines


Post by Paul Arden » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:31 pm

Awesome. Thanks mate. Drug dealer scales and a micrometer. :D
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Re: The problem with lines


Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:31 pm

Nic, how many lines do you know of, that has that sacrificial bit of level line at the tip?

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Re: The problem with lines


Post by nicholasfmoore » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:14 pm

Hi Lasse,

Not many post welded loops :blush: but i have a lot of old lines that have them. A few new ones, Barrio GT125, GT90, Mallard, Ballistic pro performance series, Pauls thunderbolt 5 and 6, old cortlands and SA lines. Haven't measured Pauls DT yet.

I think modern lines with factory welded loops are made with the 6" level tip, i'll have to measure some new MED's, Rio's etc. :D

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Re: The problem with lines


Post by George C » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:58 pm

The two new SA standards and single SA Amplitude Bonefish I have are level until the printed label.......about 12" from the back of the weld.
Interestingly the SA infinity salt has only about 6" of level line from the weld.

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Re: The problem with lines


Post by Tangled » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:15 am

According to Simon Gawesworth at RIO, it's industry custom and practice - I think he called it 'tradition' - to have a 6" level section in front of the taper. But there's nothing to stop people doing other things.

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