Originally Posted by Hogn8r
And, all else being equal, a dynamic rope can take more shock (impact, like a fall or a rabbit on the end of a snare) than a static one before it breaks. That was my point.
the dynamic properties of nylon will lessen the impact load, but this is dependent on how much line you have in play. 50 feet of nylon will have alot more stretch/shock absorption than say 5 feet, which would have 1/10th the stretch/shock absorption.
you aren't considering the large difference in breaking strength between nylon and spectra, and i don't know if the amount of stretch in 5-10 feet of nylon would offset the large increase in breaking strength gained by switching to a high tech fiber, even if it is static.
i'm just assuming the line in a snare isn't any more than 10 feet long. i suppose if the line was long enough, enough stretch could be had to drastically reduce the impact force and offset the strength gained from switching to spectra, but having to carry extra long snares would defeat the purpose, you could switch to spectra, increase the breaking strength, and still have a smaller and lighter line than the nylon.
i agree with you on using dynamic line for tarp guylines though. you hear everybody talking about getting no-stretch spectra guylines, and then adding giant rubberbands or surgical tubing so there is stretch to automatically tighten a sagging wet tarp. if dynamic line is used in the first place this is much less of a problem to begin with. just tighten the nylon so it stretches some. this also works better when the lines are a little longer and more stretch can be incorperated.