The brand name -climax- stands for high quality and innovation in
The climax -System for Kites was
developed with the assistance of experienced kite flyers.
The aim was to provide a system of flying lines for every
kite flying activity.
The climax-System for Kites covers
the range from lines for the delicate way of Indoor
Flying to lines for the demanding Traction Kiter and Kite
- DACRON lines for
single line kites have been improved
- Dyneema lines are
finally an affordable flying line for entry level
- New technologies in
the manufacture of braided climax lines have been
applied (braided climax yellow, climax PROTEC and
climax extra fine purple)
Most climax flying lines
are manufactured from CORAMID. This fibre is another
brand fibre among known fibres such as SPECTRA or DYNEEMA.
CORAMID has the same characteristics as Spectra or
Dyneema (e.g. melting point) but performs better in other
A special impregnation
and polishing process give braided climax lines their
unique characteristics. The fibres have a tighter
alignment, line surface becomes smoother and harder, a
tighter braid reduces line cross section and minimises
drag (wind resistance). Forces acting on the line are
distributed more evenly among the individual fibres.
CORAMID, Spectra, Dyneema
and HPM (an additional fibre used by OCKERT) all consist
of the same basic polymer. This means that their general
characteristics, behaviour under friction and melting
point are the same. Accidental crossing of lines
manufactured from CORAMID with other line types does not
result in a cut'. Climax PROTEC receives additional
protection during the CSP process (climax
abrasion is the result of resistance to temperature and
friction. Due to the additional impregnation and
polishing process of braided climax lines, friction and
consequently abrasion is reduced.
Like Spectra, CORAMID has
build in UV-resistance. Braided climax flying lines
receive additional protection during the impregnation
The CORAMID fibre does
not absorb water. In addition the special impregnation
process prevents entry of sand and salt.
Climax Lines for
Single Line Kites
1. climax Dacron Black
Although Dacron is nothing new, these lines for
single line kites are extremely thin. A round cross-section
gives them perfect aerodynamic behaviour. Climax Dacron
Black Line 10daN (20lbs) with its fine braid now
allows large kites to fly in gentle breezes. These lines
provide enough stretch to protect single line kites from
wind forces and gusts, acting on a kite.
Climax Lines for MULTI
LINE Sport Kites
1. climax Dyneema -
Is an affordable variant of the well-known Dyneema
line. Now meant to be an affordable entry line for sport
kite flying. Good quality is available at a low price due
to a special braiding technique.
2. Braided climax -
The all round
line for 2-Line Sport Kites. What is noticed first is the
tight braid and hard surface of the line. This line is
the result of a new braiding technique combined with an
impregnation process, which tighten the fibres. This line
is ideal for the majority of kite flying activities.
Braided climax yellow is the direct link to your kite.
3. Braided climax
extra fine - purple (CORAMID)
trick, 3 and 4 - Line flying in mind, the aim was to
develop a world class line at an affordable price. This
line is the result. The difference to braided climax -
yellow is an even tighter braid. More fibres in less
space and the additional impregnation and polishing
process give this line its high qualities.
This line will be noticed.
Not only because of its purple colour but also because of
its amazing quality and price.
4. climax protec (CORAMID)
stands still - neither does the development for new
climax flying lines. The ultimate flying line is climax
PROTEC. Developed with team flying, street kiting and
other demanding kite flying activities in mind, this line
is extremely slippery and has a highly improved
resistance against abrasion. This is achieved by an
innovative technical process the climax-slippery-polish.
Each individual fibre is impregnated before the final
braiding takes place. The finished line is then
impregnated again and polished. This seals the line and
gives it its passive protection. Climax protec
does not cut other Dyneema or Spectra lines
but the line itself is difficult to cut. In
tests even Kevlar had its problems. The protec line is so
slippery that in team flying new manoeuvres will be
possible. 10% higher strength when compared to Spectra
lines and a Long-Life Quality are additional features of
this high performance flying line.
Climax lines for
Indoor / Zero Wind / Mini Kite Flying
1. climax HIGHLIGHT
This line is for light single line kites. Extremely
light in weight, 'thermal hunters' will find it easy to
reach to the sky.
2. Braided climax HPM
High Performance Multifilament (HPM) is another
polymer like CORAMID or Spectra. Driven by the challenge
to find the best line for this delicate way to fly a
sport kite, this bright green line was developed. The
result is a thin and lightweight flying line. HPM has a
10% higher breaking strength when compared with other
lines of the same diameter. The thinnest line available
has a diameter of just 0.04mm. Suitable for indoor, light
or zero wind sport kite flying.
2. Dacron Mini
Available in 10 lbs and 20lbs. This line is a budget
line for miniature kites or indoor kites.