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Postby southernjoel » Nov 4, 2005 11:33 pm

Not long ago I was given a long section of BlueWater II polyester static rope. But I noticed in the book On Rope, it states "it may not be the rope-of-choice for life support,but industry has found many uses for this rope fiber..."
I was wondering if anyone has any other info or opinions on using a polyester static rope for caving?

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Postby David_Campen » Nov 6, 2005 3:25 pm

Bluewater II is the Bluewater rope company's name for an all nylon rope. I am not aware that they make an all polyester rope, they do make ropes with a polyester sheath and nylon or polypropylene core.
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Postby caverdoc » Nov 6, 2005 5:20 pm

I've been using some 10mm polyester rope from Cancord for a couple years. Got it from Becky Jones at Gonzo Guano Gear. Check out:
http://www.gonzoguanogear.com/rope.html for the scoop on this sweet Canadian static rope. It's very STATIC, that is, like frogging up a piece of steel cable and should be rigged appropriately.
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Postby southernjoel » Nov 6, 2005 10:45 pm

David_Campen wrote:Bluewater II is the Bluewater rope company's name for an all nylon rope. I am not aware that they make an all polyester rope, they do make ropes with a polyester sheath and nylon or polypropylene core.


It is a Bluewater II polyester sheath/nylon core static rope. It is flexible,but not as flexible as my other Bluewater static rope(assaultline) and alot less stretch.
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