[Space] Tether string issue

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Tue Apr 6 11:16:46 PDT 2010


I'm a decorative-knotwork nerd, so I know more about string that's pretty
than string that's *useful*.  What is the weight-to-strength ration
required?  Is mason's line too heavy?

I second Michael's recommendation of High Line Kites.

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com> wrote:

> You might also ask some of the knot/boat enthusiasts.  You're likely to get
> a lot more than you wanted to hear with advice, but they can probably point
> you in the right direction.  I think Shannon is on this list, but also David
> knows quite a lot about low-weight high-strength stuff and where to get it.
>  The stuff he got for Ephemerisle might do quite well for this application.
>
> Christie
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> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 12:31 AM, Michael C. Toren <mct at toren.net> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 11:25:00PM -0700, meredith scheff wrote:
>> > oh no!
>> > I just got an email from the kite string place that i ordered out
>> tethering
>> > line from- they are out of stock.
>> > does anyone know any local kite string resources?
>>
>> High Line Kites in Berkeley is awesome:
>>
>>    http://www.highlinekites.com/visit_us.shtml
>>
>> You'll have to wait until Thursday to see him, though.  I'd recommend
>> giving him a call at his office number tomorrow, to confirm he'll have
>> what you want, and see if he'll maybe let you come pick it up earlier.
>>
>> -mct
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