Military SWAT / Ranger Rappelling Rope 200 FT top quality static rope for rappelling and rescue, exceeds OSHA, ANSI and NFPA standards, high tensile strength nylon core, braided polysheath for resistance to heat, chemicals and abrasion, issued to G.I. and civilian rescue and tactical teams, US made, 7/16" diameter, 200 feet long, 7200 lb. test.
Tifosi Core Wrap Sunglasses Tifosi Core Wrap Sunglasses The New England KMIII Static Rope is an exceptional static rope for rappelling, wall development, caving, rescue, fixed-rope applications, hauling and life-safety application. This is one of the most durable static ropes available, with the handling and knotability you expect from New England Ropes.The unique polyester sheath differentiates KM-III from other static ropes and is balanced with a nylon core to limit rotation, boun..
Ropes are not all the same. Static ropes have minimal stretching and are used for tying, and hauling. Dynamic ropes are used for climbing and stretch more to withstand falls. The weak spot in most ropes is the knot. Angles, kinks, and knots, stress the fibers unevenly and weaken rope. Some knots weaken some rope to as little as 40% of its rated strength.
Tree climbers use "static" ropes, which lack the stretchiness of "dynamic" ropes used to arrest falls in rock climbing. This Yale Poison Ivy rope is 11.7 mm in diameter and has a rated tensile strength of 6500 pounds. The Blake's Hitch seen in this photo is the central friction hitch in tree climbing. The hitch can move up and down the rope, but if the climber simply lets go, the hitch locks in place.