Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    UK
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered end, Exped Scout Combi
    Tarp
    one of 4
    Insulation
    IX UQ or custom UQ
    Suspension
    webbing+dyneema
    Posts
    22
    Images
    31

    Amsteel or equivalent in the UK?

    Hi all,

    I have been looking for amsteel in the UK (to use for my suspension) without success. I cannot even find any hollow braid polyester ropes (except for Zing-it); All ropes (of suitable dia and BL) I find seem to have a core. At the moment I am using tape and 4mm (climbing) accessory cord for the suspension, but the cord is too stiff.
    Is there an equivalent of amsteel in the UK market?
    Can anyone point me to a supplier of hollow braid polyester or dyneema ropes or cords, in the 3mm dia to 5mm dia range? they have to have a min of 250Kg (550lb) breaking load.

    Any help/pointers gratefully appreciated,

    Many thanks,
    seg

  2. #2
    Member Mick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    ontario
    Hammock
    DIY gathered end
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    winter beast sys.
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    79
    This has come up before. I've found a thread mentioning alternatives in the UK. It was posted by Turnerminator, and here is the quote:

    "If not Amsteel, how about NER endura 12, Marlow D12, English Braids dynamic line.

    They are all similar dyneema sk75 based braids. This may make your search easier "


    I hope this makes it easier for you.

    Cheers
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/micklynx/

    “You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus”

    Mark Twain

  3. #3
    Senior Member turnerminator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Peterborough,UK
    Hammock
    DIY Pertex
    Tarp
    DIY with doors on
    Insulation
    Down and synthetic
    Suspension
    Whoopies & hooks
    Posts
    1,339
    cygnus sails in kettering.

    They do marlow d12 and english braids in loads of grades.

    I've no affiliation with them, I just like dealing with them.

    The 2mm dynamic line has a bs of 900kg, the d12 qbout 600 for the 2,5mm. I've been using both
    with success.

    http://www.cygnus-sails.com/

    Edit: Mick beat me to it.
    Last edited by turnerminator; 06-03-2010 at 13:44.

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    UK
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered end, Exped Scout Combi
    Tarp
    one of 4
    Insulation
    IX UQ or custom UQ
    Suspension
    webbing+dyneema
    Posts
    22
    Images
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    This has come up before. I've found a thread mentioning alternatives in the UK. It was posted by Turnerminator, and here is the quote:

    "If not Amsteel, how about NER endura 12, Marlow D12, English Braids dynamic line.

    They are all similar dyneema sk75 based braids. This may make your search easier "


    I hope this makes it easier for you.

    Cheers
    Many thanks for the info - I did a forum search but didn't come up with anything - probably miss-typed the search terms

    I'll get on with Googling for the best price then!

    seg

  5. #5
    Senior Member turnerminator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Peterborough,UK
    Hammock
    DIY Pertex
    Tarp
    DIY with doors on
    Insulation
    Down and synthetic
    Suspension
    Whoopies & hooks
    Posts
    1,339

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    UK
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered end, Exped Scout Combi
    Tarp
    one of 4
    Insulation
    IX UQ or custom UQ
    Suspension
    webbing+dyneema
    Posts
    22
    Images
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by turnerminator View Post

    I think I searched for Amstel UK - which of course, as we know, is a well known make of beer. No surprise that I couldn't find any info about ropes...

    I just want you to know I feel very embarrassed.

    seg

  7. #7
    Senior Member turnerminator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Peterborough,UK
    Hammock
    DIY Pertex
    Tarp
    DIY with doors on
    Insulation
    Down and synthetic
    Suspension
    Whoopies & hooks
    Posts
    1,339


    I reckon Amstel could get you laying as flat as Amsteel anyway.

Similar Threads

  1. wtb HG Cuben Hex or Equivalent
    By body942 in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-26-2013, 22:54
  2. Looking for a Bishop Bag or equivalent
    By Walking Dead in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-29-2011, 19:39
  3. WTB/WTT Hennessey Scout Zip or equivalent
    By sc_rupiper in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-19-2011, 18:19
  4. WTB: DD Tarp or Equivalent
    By liquidplasma in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-17-2011, 09:06
  5. Nest or equivalent
    By scope in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-12-2009, 09:57

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •