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Old 02-05-2024, 18:04   #31
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Re: Genuine Dyneema or fake, how can you tell the difference

I bought one of the "fake Dyneema" UHMWPE tow ropes intended for a 4x4 off eBay. It came with an eye splice in one end. I chopped it up and made a bunch of soft shackles and strops. A friend of mine has a hydraulic test rig specifically set up to test rope strength so I tested one of my soft shackles and strops, and the vendor's eye splice. The rope and my soft shackle and strop all checked out, non-destructively, to 80% of the spec, and I quit there as I felt I could still get non-critical use out of them. The vendor's eye splice failed at 60% of the spec'd rope strength and it was easy to see why - they did not taper the buried tail.

So, while generic doesn't have as good a spec as name brand Dyneema, even cheap eBay stuff can meet its spec which is more than good enough for lots of things.
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Old 07-05-2024, 14:16   #32
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Re: Genuine Dyneema or fake, how can you tell the difference

Originally Posted by Benz View Post
Here on the US east coast, you can't throw a brick without hitting two or three Marlow dealers; I'm one myself, though I don't carry a lot of inventory beyond loop-making materials.
There should be lots of them in Europe, since it's made in England. They'll have a dealer finder on their website that will have the closest one to you.
That gonna be embarrassing now....
thought that 3.8$ is the price per meter. Turns out is by ft means the D2 racing is 12-14Euro per meter and definitly not cheap.
Was looking for a price max 4 Euro per meter 12mm UHMWPE rope, or 10mm with same strength but the rope needs a cover for clutches and pulleys.
The D2 club is 7.5Euro per meter, liros has a similar one.which is kinda hybrid which would be ok too if in the 4 Euro range.
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