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    Rope identification help needed

    Hi all

    While Amsteel is hard to get here in Europe, I've ask a friend to bring me some 7/64 from his holidays in Florida. He went to a West Marine store and came back with a rope which is slightly heavier than the 4.5 g/m it should. It's 8 strand and weights 5.4 g/m. Looks and feels like dyneema, but today I received an order from the US, including some other 1/8 and 7/64 Amsteel. The rope from my friend is a little thicker and heavier than the 7/64 but not as heavy and thick as the 1/8. Went through the Samson & West Marine products, and did not found any dyneema rope with this diameter and weight. Does anyone have a Idea which rope I have?

    Here's a picture of the 3:
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    Does it have a softer feel to it than the amsteel ?? It looks just like the dyneema rope that ENO uses on their helios straps.

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    The only 8 strand line I know of in that size is 7/64 Amsteel.

    1/8 Amsteel is 12 strand.

    NER HTS-78, HTS-90, and Endura 12 are 12 strand.

    FSE Robline Ocean 3000 is 12 strand.


    I'd assign the discrepancy to manufacturing variation and possible measurement error.

    The size difference to me looks like the braid has loosened a bit, which may be a result of how it was stored or handled in the shop. As such, the length will diminish as the braid widens, so measuring out 1m of of this cord will result in more material then if the braid was tight.

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    Hi johnmark

    It feels same like Amsteel. I have several Dyneema ropes here. Liros D-Pro, Kanirope Dyneema, Meister Dyneema, which are all very different in look and all feel softer. But the Amsteel and the unknown having the same feel with a little more grip and stiffness than my others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    The only 8 strand line I know of in that size is 7/64 Amsteel.

    1/8 Amsteel is 12 strand.

    NER HTS-78, HTS-90, and Endura 12 are 12 strand.

    FSE Robline Ocean 3000 is 12 strand.


    I'd assign the discrepancy to manufacturing variation and possible measurement error.

    The size difference to me looks like the braid has loosened a bit, which may be a result of how it was stored or handled in the shop. As such, the length will diminish as the braid widens, so measuring out 1m of of this cord will result in more material then if the braid was tight.
    Hi Boston
    Having both side by side, it's clearly a different diameter and weight. I've also put both ropes under same load, and while it's the same in look and feel, it's different in diameter and weight. It's not much, maybe 3mm instead of 2.8mm. Probably a manufacturing variation

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    FSE ROBLINE?

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    Thanks TominMN

    FSE Robline has some ropes which could match in weight and diameter.

    - Ocean 7000 3mm, 5.5 g/m with ~2600 lbs / (1200kg), SK99 Dyneema
    - Ocean 3000 3mm, 5.0 g/m with ~1700 lbs / (800kg), SK78 Dyneema

    both should be ok for hanging from ...the Robline Ocean 7000 looks impressive, 2mm has ~1300 lbs (600kg) with a weight of 2.7g/m.
    This reminds me on those new Kite lines from Liros (Liros DC):
    - Liros DC 1.5mm, 970 lbs (445kg)
    - Liros DC 1.6mm, 1280 lbs (580kg)

    thanks all for the help

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