Multi-purpose, used for guy ropes, tie-downs and static lines, but not for loads subject to sudden changes. UV-resistant, waterproof, does not lose strength when wet (but does sink), slices easily, holds knots well, has excellent abrasion resistance.
Inexpensive, light, strong, can float. But not UV-resistant. Also, knots in this rope are virtually impossible to undo and a tight knot may weaken the rope.
Typically used for climbing. Also makes a great snatch rope, as it has good shock-absorbing properties, is wear-resistant and impervious to UV light and chemicals. But it can lose strength when wet; plus it can stretch up to 35%, so calculations must be made carefully.
Used for retrieving, towing, splicing and making bridles. Probably the lightest, cheapest, synthetic rope. Durable in all weather, resistant to chemicals, can float, won’t rot or mildew if stored wet and won’t shrink back to its original size when it dries.
Made from materials like manila, hemp, cotton, linen, coconut-husk fibre, jute, sisal, and even hair. Perfect for temporary structures as it can be left behind to biodegrade. Not suitable for permanent fixing, as it deteriorates and weakens over time.
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