/ Rope Manufacturer/supplier

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chris687 - on 28 Apr 2014
Hi All,

I'm hoping that someone on here could point me in the direction of a company (preferably UK based) that produces 7mm static rope. I am in need of a substantial amount (4000m). Mostly I find that I can only get 7mm accessory cord.


Cheers,
Chris
Bryn_F - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to chris687:

DMM produce static cords/ropes of various diameters, it may be worth while getting in touch with them to see what their capabilities would be. I can't imagine it'd be cheap though.
mike kann - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to Bryn_F:

DMM buy from AN Other. Try Marlow ropes http://www.marlowropes.com/
Choss on 28 Apr 2014
yesbutnobutyesbut - on 28 Apr 2014
In reply to chris687:

7mm accessory cord would be static or at least semi static
jimtitt - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to chris687:

The static rope standard (EN1891) requires a minimum diameter of 8.5mm and a breaking strain that 7mm would not achieve (A-22kN, B-18kN).
chris687 - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to jimtitt:

Cheers everyone. good to know. Would that mean that I will definitely not be able to find a suitably rated 7mm rope (insurance wise this would be a problem)
jimtitt - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to chris687:

Doubt anyone makes smaller than 9mm, in fact it looks as if my copy of the standard is woefully out of date and the minimum diameter is 9mm these days but then Im not a working rope expert!
Ffion Blethyn - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to chris687:

I'm intrigued!

Are you planning a world record abseil out of a hot air balloon?
r0x0r.wolfo - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to Ffion Blethyn:

How did you know? We've been trying to keep that a secret!
The Ex-Engineer - on 29 Apr 2014
In reply to chris687: You do have a couple of options:

Beal Antipodes 8mm semi-static - http://www.beal-planet.com/2014/anglais/corde-antipode-8mm.html - this does NOT meet the normal standard for semi-static ropes however it does meets the French Caving type L standard for use by expert cavers. This is probably your best bet and only real option if you need an officially rated rope.

Beal 7mm dynema trail line - http://www.beal-planet.com/2014/anglais/cordelettes.html - this has a very high 15kN strength but being dyneema (low melting point) and only available in 50/60m length this is probably not ideal.

HTH

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