Mar 21, 2010 at 7:33 am #1256747
Just thought I'd pass this along – some ultra light, ultra strong cordage ;)
We use it at work as throw lines…
1.8-2.2mm with breaking strength of 500-650 lbs:
2mm with breaking strength of 1000lbs:
both are about .1 lbs / 100 feetMar 21, 2010 at 9:59 am #1589008
Roleigh MartinBPL Member
@marti124Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
50 feet Clothes Line on Blue Kite String
Handle ( 500# Jerry Brown Hollow Spectra
(100 yards) fishing line (for use as heavy duty
rope). 50 feet weighs ½ ounce. A plastic Blue
Kite String weighs ½ ounce too. This rope has
500 pounds of strength. They also sell a 1000
pound strength rope too.
"Spectra® to Spectra® and Spectra® to Mono No-Knots – No Loss of Line Strength No Albright or Bimini Twist knots like other Spectra® lines
Truly Hollow allowing for "Chinese Finger Cuff" Splices Nearly Un-noticeable in Rod Guides and across Guide Rollers
Ultra-Fine fiber means Silky Smooth Strength Your eyes can tell, your hands will appreciate the difference"
I use this as my guylines, clothes line, spare shoe laces.
It ties really well and is not that hard to untie. If you create a bowline with it, it will not slip, but you can also untie it too.
They have 200 lb and 300 lb strength too. They used to carry their 1000 lb strength but no longer.
What's nice is you can tie the string super, super tight between two trees covering a considerable distance and everybody in the group can use that clothes line and the weight of the wet clothes will not sag to the ground and you don't have to worry about the line breaking. (There is no stretch to the line either.)
This is used primarily for deep sea fishing.Mar 21, 2010 at 10:19 am #1589012
Rog TallblokeBPL Member
@tallblokeLocale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Your wallet will be a lot lighter afterwards too.Mar 21, 2010 at 11:28 am #1589021
@cwayman1Locale: East Tennessee, US
That's what I use for the adjustable ridge-line in my hammock- the 2.2mm silver. For suspension, a lot of us hammockers use webbing tree-straps, the 7/64' or 1/8' diameter Amsteel-Blue, and a marlin-spike hitch
it's really inexpensive and SUPER strongMar 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm #1589040
Dan DurstonBPL Member
I bought 1/16" spectra cord on eBay and use it for pretty much everything. I got 500 feet for about $20 and it weighs about a gram/meter.Mar 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm #1589152
yeah! 180' of the ZipIT Line is like $20, so it's relatively cheep stuff
takes knots very well :D
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