DSM, producer of Dyneema® has introduced Dyneema® Max Technology DM20, a new fiber designed for the production of incredibly strong ropes that provide unrivalled strength, and durability – ideal for standing rigging. As the yachting world strives to gain the maximum performance from boats large and small, saving weight is of paramount importance. Since the … Read more
Would you hang your new borne child off this? Greement Courant is performing the ultimate product test on their rope work! Congratulation to you on the latest addition to the team.
Giancarlo has been at it again. Your remember the work he shared with us here? His latest creation are SDK78 parallel core strops with a nicely detailed whipping.
Dyneema® SK78 as standard across all Marlow Dyneema® products. (Source: Marlow Ropes) Marlow has upgraded all Dyneema products to use SK78 fibre. Dyneema® SK75 which was the standard across the rope range has been upgraded to the higher performing Dyneema® SK78 for 2013. Dyneema SK78 has been used within the MGP Series (Customer Ropes) for … Read more
The Vendee Globe is just around the corner (25 days ’til the start!) and the riggers are busy putting the final touches on their babies. Erwan Tanguy from Your-Rigging, shares with us the lock strops he built for Mike Golding’s ‘Gamesa’. ‘These strops are very small, only about 8 inches long’ says Erwan, . … Read more
‘BEST’ team rider Brock Callen and Gorilla Rigging’s Jim Stone Jr. developed a new kite control system. Check the vid here. Tidy.
Dyneema Lifelines…Fully ISAF Legal! (Source: West Marine Rigging) Well, the ISAF 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing are out, and as promised, Dyneema lifelines are fully legal, and allowed to be hiked off of. 49.2 When lifelines are required by the class rules or the sailing instructions they shall be taut, and competitors shall not position … Read more
Premium Ropes uploaded this vid of an uncovered eye splice. Nicely done:
Ryan Scott from West Marine has a new toy and we are mighty glad of it! This unedited, raw vid comes straight from his shop in Newport, R.I and talks about his Dyneema loops and their integration into off the shelf hardware. By his own admission, he has yet to figure out all the function … Read more
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