I've just made my first Whoopie Sling, after following the excellent instructions on here by Slowbro and Opie .
However, the rope I used (3mm Spectwelve) has a blue fleck running through it, woven next to the dyneema strands. I've found that when I push on the rope to open it up for splicing, these coloured strands make a right mess:
I don't think it'll affect the strength much, as the coloured strands seem to be made of different material (non-dyneema), and I think are mainly for decoration. However, it does look absolutely terrible!!
Any ideas what i did wrong?
P.S. If the answer is "You used the wrong rope", does anybody know where I can get Amsteel Blue from in the UK?