Its no wonder the Laser is one of the largest adult one design classes in the world (Optis are actually the largest. I swear, those things multiply like bunnies). They’re lightweight, easy to handle and can be a great fit for every sailor ranging from a “which side is the bow” kinda novice to a “I only speak the language of sailing-pro bro” kinda expert.
One of the main reasons this dinghy has become so popular is its straightforward set up which keeps maintenance and cost to a minimum. To be able to update every last line on a laser can be far more affordable than replacing one halyard on most big boats. Since the Laser is so straight forward it’s worth the small investment to make your lines easier to handle and longer lasting so you can focus on hiking harder and sailing smarter.
So with easy and affordable Laser part upgrades in mind, we have put together a list of your top options for Laser Control Lines.
Rooster (Polilite) – 7mm, Polyester Cover with a Polypropylene Core
New England Buzz Line – 7mm, Polyester & Polypropylene Blend
Paraloc Marlin – 8mm, Polyester Cover with Dyneema Core – very kink resistant
Yale Crystaline – 3/16″, Polyester Cover with Vectran Core
Paraloc Shark – 5/32″, Technora Cover with Vectran Core – super durable
Maffioli Swiftcord – 5/32″ or 3/16″, Cordura Dyneema Blend
For more help on choosing which of these lines is right for you, check out the video below for a more in depth look!