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gladahmae
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PostSubject: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:31 pm

Looking into order a harness and line to start bikejoring when we lose our snow, but I don't know which length to get! The scootering package from alpine outfitters has a 6ft line, but I think that with the added angle of using a bike, and for my own ability to have a longer reaction time to sudden turns or stops, that a longer line would work better. Thoughts or suggestions? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:59 pm

I went long. Mine are about 14ft out in front of me (10ft lines and about 4ft of bungee attachment). Shorter lengths caused me to run into them when they would stop suddenly to pee. The longer one can get tangled under the wheel if you're not keeping an eye on their momentum but I find it much easier to handle. Plus I have four big dogs hooked up. Anything shorter than 10ft and they get too close to Coco and bad things happen.
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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:20 pm

Thanks! That's what I was thinking.....I can't imagine scootering or bikejoring with a 6ft line! Shocked

Now to get Niko measured up and everything ordered......
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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:17 pm

we have the 6ft line they sell for biking and would agree its kind of to short....

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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:29 pm

Mines around 14 feet, I have one that is around 10. I am still scared if she stops suddenly I crash into her. Does this feeling ever go away?
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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:58 pm

I use a 10 foot.

I don't have that feeling much anymore Erica Smile So I'd say yes it does.

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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:53 pm

So, if you're using a 14ft line, did you buy a 10ft line AND a 4ft bungee/shock line and snap them together? Make your own? Or did you find a 14ft skijoring line somewhere?
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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:03 pm

I snapped them together. Well my hubby did.
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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:14 pm

well, I bought 2 and did that to one.
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PostSubject: Re: 6, 8 or 10ft line for bikejoring?   Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:14 am

I use a regular 8ft section gangline then add on 4ft tuglines. Don't use a bungee at all, I find it to be annoying on a bike and useless. Some people use a section of PVC pipe and attach it to their bike and run the line through that - avoids tangles if your dog might stop without warning. Happened to me lots, but I still don't use the pipe, haha! You just have to pay SUPERCLOSE attention at every minute.

One time I looked off at the scenery only to look back to see the line wrapping around my front tire! I stopped just in time, whew! And it was wrapped around the tire so tight, it almost flattened the tire and was really hard to pry off!
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