Overheating Ropes

Intra-fiber friction has long been blamed for ropes overheating. PS analyzes the data.

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We have a love-hate relationship with nylon rope. When it comes to absorbing shock, it offers the best available combination of strength, elasticity, and economy. On the downside, it is sensitive to UV, abrasion when wet, has a low working load limit, and is weakened over time by internal wear.
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