Steel Braided Remote Line
Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:36 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:53 AM
You won't blow any of these lines.
Remember that you'll need a vest or carrier for the tank of some kind if you don't already have one. Again SO got some crazy sales on that too. Then they'll through some pods in for free.
This post has been edited by slinkyaroo: 28 October 2009 - 06:58 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:48 AM
One is that they don't catch on things anywhere near as much, they're much more rigid. Another is that they don't store tension. The coiled lines are like a telephone chord. Every once in awhile it can snag on your gear, and when you're going to aim you're pulling against all of this tension. However, both of these issues for the most part can be worked around by getting a cover for your remote line.
One other reason I prefer straight braided line is that you can make it yourself. You can pick your own hose length, you can choose where you want to put a ball vale, or a slide check. (If you ask me, ball valves are infinitely better) You can pick your own on/off to go at the end. It's much more suited to the individual. Some people even poke holes and route the hose underneath their camo so it never exposes itself. You can shrink wrap the line as well if you dislike the roughness of stainless line.
Overall stainless remote lines are kind of an old school approach. You don't see them anywhere near as much these days. I think they're a bit under-appreciated. Since they are more rigid they do have a tendency to poke out more if you're behind a bunker.
I&I still stocks braided remote lines: http://www.iisports.com/product.asp?s=iisp...mp;dept_id=3311
This post has been edited by Piller: 28 October 2009 - 08:48 AM
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 04:20 PM
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 05:07 PM
I've always preferred a straight, stainless steel line with a slide check. Mainly for the same reason Piller stated; it's rugged factor that the coiled line lacks.
I'm going to use the cliche suggestion that you try it before you buy it, if that is possible. I understand that you may not have access to use a remote before you buy it, but it would certainly give you an idea of what you want.
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