3/16″ Braided Vectran® Validator-12
Rated at 5000 lb.
25 feet long with 3″ eyes with nylon Chafing Sleeves
25 feet effectively triples your working distance for an additional 145g and 300cc Near zero stretch means the Operator will not waste energy overcoming the elasticity of the system before force (work) is applied to the work-piece. This loss is not limited to tensioning the system before the work-piece begins to move but occurs to some degree many times repeated with every repositioning of the Operator’s hands.
Vectran® Dyneema® and Spectra® all boast of this nearly elastic free property. We recommend using low stretch ropes where possible to optimize the relatively short hoist travel. If your rigging has five feet of stretch a twelve-foot hoist can only make seven-foot moves and the energy expended to take up that stretch each time is absolutely wasted. Our use of Spectra® in the hoist coupled with low stretch cordage minimizes this waste of energy. As a side benefit rigid connections will reduce the stored energy that fuels the dangerous condition of snapback if there is a catastrophic failure in the rigging.
Many fine cordage and marine rigging sites offer similar products. New England V-12® and Amsteel® are examples. Most sites periodically offer discounts on spool ends and tails so it may pay to shop around. Visit Friends of Pocket Ox at the bottom of our home page.