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    How much does your AmSteel-Blue *really* weigh?

    Samson specifies 4.5 g/m for 7/64" AmSteel-Blue but my brand new piece with "black" coating weighs 5 g/m (4.99 g/m to be precise ).

    Anyone else want to weigh theirs and report?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Skye View Post
    Samson specifies 4.5 g/m for 7/64" AmSteel-Blue but my brand new piece with "black" coating weighs 5 g/m (4.99 g/m to be precise ).

    Anyone else want to weigh theirs and report?
    142" (3.6m) of used gray 7/64" untensioned line weighed 17.6 g ==> 4.88 g/m.

    What was the measured diameter? (rhetorical question)
    Check out the Samson Rope technical bulletin, How Long is a Piece of Rope.

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    they have it in black now? do you have a link, never seen it in black

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    UHMWPE (Dyneema/Spectra) rope sources

    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    they have it in black now? do you have a link, never seen it in black
    Sorry, I don't have a link; just ask your favourite supplier (if they say it's not available, that might be a good reason to find a different supplier ).

    By the way, it ain't black. It's dark grey to begin with and gets progressively lighter with use (rather quickly), but speaking of blackness, the ink in Sharpie's permanent markers seems to fix well (and it weighs less).

    I know Samson is cheap, but there are other options:


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