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Old 28-05-2013, 05:14   #16
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Re: Dyneema line fails, causes NASCAR damage

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I was on another boat recently and he was showing me his dyneema.
I didnt mention it to him as he is quite a house proud type of guy but his splice was a casing splice.. ie the dyneema core was not joined, just the otter casing. And that's got bugger all SWL.

So I wonder if the Fox set up was properly set up? No use blaming the rope if its not fixed right!



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Are you sure the splice didn't include a long core bury. The outer braid is often just sewn down on the outside.
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Old 28-05-2013, 05:36   #17
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Re: Dyneema line fails, causes NASCAR damage

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Are you sure the splice didn't include a long core bury. The outer braid is often just sewn down on the outside.
I must admit I didn't whip my Leatherman out and chop into his splice...
But if it was a long splice the core was thinned down far too far.

Some folks perhaps think that exotics mean erotics and they forget to learn the special ways some of these 'new' things work.

So if the camera set up with the rope that failed was a loop then one needs to look at that splice... or whatever the connection/s.

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. The drive rope failed near the Turn 1 connection and fell to the track.
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Old 28-05-2013, 10:20   #18
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Re: Dyneema line fails, causes NASCAR damage

Those good ole boys know their lariats, modern stuff confuses them.
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Old 28-05-2013, 10:27   #19
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Re: Dyneema line fails, causes NASCAR damage

It was the guide line that fell not the supporting line. Very little load. Im guessing it was not dyneema.And that it has more to do with the retracting system that allowed the line to wind up on the track.
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Re: Dyneema line fails, causes NASCAR damage

NASCAR's for wimps. Real men take on the TT.

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