After enquiring about the possibility of purchasing
full coils of dyneema
line on a dutch sailing forum there seemed a lot of interest for a bulk purchase
. I am now looking into that and am talking to various suppliers. As one would expect the prices vary tremendously. In some cases clearly because of set margins for certain brands of rope
, but in other cases it just seems like you're buying
a different type of rope
alltogether. Granted, those cheaper suppliers also deal with commercial
ships/businesses and order in their 12strand rope in spools of 1000yd rather then dealing in specialised braided racing dyneema
on 100yd spools for the racing
community, but still it got me wondering...
What are the great quality differences in dyneema and what do I need to look for specifically or certainly stay away from? Is dyneema something where you really get what you pay for or is it not unthinkable for it to be in the same price
range as braided poly racing rope bought in a fancy store (keeping in mind this would be a bulk purchase
of standard 12 strand dyneema from a not so fancy supplier)?