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far_east_climber


Feb 23, 2004, 5:12 PM
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static rope vs. dynamic rope for tightening
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at the moment i've been using some old dynamic rope for tightening the slackline. I have been told if I replace the dynamic rope for static rope in my tensioning system that i can get the line even tighter than it is now.... is this true?? also, if i replaced my webbing with static cord, will it get the line tighter?


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If you switch the rope with a static line, you will remove that much more stretch from the system, and therefore have the ability to get it tighter. If you switch your webbing with something static though, you're not going to have a slackline anymore. The whole point of the webbing is to have some stretch in the system, so you can bounce and do the wild maneuvers. ;)


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I'd be curious to hear how much difference you feel switching to a static rope. I'd guess you're not using much more than 5-10 feet of dynamic rope in the actual system (any rope doubled over into a pulley system is only stretched when you're tightening, not when you're walking), so there's not much stretch there. Also, the stretching is absorbed in the tensioning, it's not like the rope is unstretched and then stretches when you step on the line.


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