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    Quote Originally Posted by Ears View Post
    i would call em and ask for the specs in more detail, if they cant give it to you in a manner that satisfies your curiousity/hesitation/whathaveyou. then ask for the suppliers info.. to me its like all those carabeeners you see in stores.....alot are just for looks and only a few you would want to risk your life or gear on...and breaking gear cause a salesman said it can handle stuff doesnt bode well with me...ive done that.... and from what i can tell its woven outside with straight fibers in? or are they woven as well. what material is it made out of? you said its for kayaking, so im assuming it can handle the elements..

    but at 1.7 if this is a winner i know some Dutch clips that just went on sale that would LOVE that line.
    Trust me, I have no intentions of hanging from this without first knowing what it is, and second, having one of the experts on this forum, hanging from it first. Besides, I'm happy with the Amsteel I have.

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    could be spectra, technora or a Kevlar blend, they would have strength in the same range as amsteel. Ditto price.

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    This is something I don't have. So now I want it.
    Please don't sell any of it to me... no matter how much I beg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudorino View Post
    This is something I don't have. So now I want it.
    Please don't sell any of it to me... no matter how much I beg.
    Click off this thread and slowly back away from the computer. It's string, it's only string.

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    the chain of West Marine stores sometimes have it.
    I went in and asked for some 1/8 Amsteel and the guy asked me: "What do you need that for? To lift up the front end of your car?"

    Plenty of places on line to get it, and you know what you are getting.
    Try some of the ones here on the forum like Dutch, Arrowhead Equipment, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    could be spectra, technora or a Kevlar blend, they would have strength in the same range as amsteel. Ditto price.
    I'm thinking that is might be a custom colour of dynaglide. It is usually listed at 1.8mm and 1000 pound break strength. However dynaglide is usually a bright lime green or a really bright orange colour.

    Cheers

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    Just for your future information...Zing It is normally found at arborist supply stores. It was developed as a throw line.

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    Get a weight-weenies scale and measure the 30 ft of it. Fiber strength is proportional to the mass of it (roughly +-10%). And some of this is coating, which has much less strength.

    Weigh and report it. Divide by .3 and we'll know the weight per 100ft, which can be compared to that of other rated UHMWPE lines.

    There is a recent SK-91 fiber which is nominally stronger than SK-75 used in Amsteel Blue. But, I think its significant improvement is a reduction in creep.

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    <http://www.neropes.com/product.aspx?mid=FBAE29336C3B26FE710A6F20A0FF186C& lid=3&pid=16>

    Color makes me think of the Vectran V12 I picked up for whoopie slings at WestMarine. I couldn't find it more expensive, or closer. It is smaller than Amsteel blue 12strand (which is half the price). 3 strands = 9mm.

    West Marine says 1900 lbs, the manufacturer says 2100. I figure it'll hold me fine! Very little stretch once the splices take their set too. Stiff enough to not tangle easily and easy to splice.

    Oh yeah, they have PDFs for different splices if you're interested.

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