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No brainer - change it, takes a few seconds, costs a few pounds, or decide later when it breaks under strain when you hit turbulence and the loose end wraps round your prop collapsing your wing sending you into a death spiral.

The core may look ok but the tiny nick may have slipped up in the sheath :shock:

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Although replacing the line is never going to be a wrong answer, it is quite possible to repair the line as long as you can satisfy yourself there is no damage to the inner core. I bought a wing second hand for a friend last year which showed 2 areas of sheathing damage due to prop contact. The kevlar inner was fine so we restretched the sheath and bonded it by use of a flame from a cigarette lighter. It is down to your own judgement at the end of the day.

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