Upgraded main lines

23rd Jan 2016

Given that several rope break incidents, none of which were attributable to my rope thankfully, have come to my attention over the past year or so, I am encouraging the use of more robust main lines. The trend to use 5mm lines is a risky. With heavier western models and more dynamic suspensions, it is all to easy to exceed their capacity. Most 5mm jute can break at around 100kg/220lbs. A fast lift can more than double the load on a line! As you can see, this leaves little margin for an average rope bunny, especially if you 'burn the bight'.

I suggest at least a larger diameter main line or, better.still, Hempex or Xtra reinforced jute.