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Ok so quick question.

 

I have a Semi Static rope which is brand new, its a work positioning rope but not Arb specific. I am pretty sure it ok to use for Arb and see no reason why not. Will be used for primary line as well as work positioning.

 

What do people think?

 

Specifications:

 

Diameter 11mm.

Material: Low stretch nylon

Outer plait: (sheath) 16

Outer braids 32

Inner core 14

Static strength:32kN

Static strength fig 8 knot: 18kN

Static strength fig 10 knot: 22kN

Elongation: 3-5%

Conforms to:EN1891-A

 

Many Thanks

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It depends on how long yr piece of string is ... ;) has it got a certificate of manufacture ? Are you going to get it LOLER98 d ? If yr happy climbing on it - then it's yr choice realy K

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Im more than happy to use it.......I supposed I was asking have I missed something that a specific arborist rope might have?....... Yes all certs etc... would it pass LOLER inspection to use? (brand new rope, over 10mm, conforming to EN1891A?)

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Ok so quick question.

 

I have a Semi Static rope which is brand new, its a work positioning rope but not Arb specific. I am pretty sure it ok to use for Arb and see no reason why not. Will be used for primary line as well as work positioning.

 

What do people think?

 

Specifications:

 

Diameter 11mm.

Material: Low stretch nylon

Outer plait: (sheath) 16

Outer braids 32

Inner core 14

Static strength:32kN

Static strength fig 8 knot: 18kN

Static strength fig 10 knot: 22kN

Elongation: 3-5%

Conforms to:EN1891-A

 

Many Thanks

 

 

The EN 1891-A is the correct standard for Arb work PPE.

Do you know the name of the manufacturer and does it have a CE mark?

Date of manufacture/first use is also important to know.

I would definitely want to be sure of the manufacturer as everything gets copied these days and just because something has a "label" with a spec list on it, doesn't necessarily mean it's genuine.

Hope this is helpful.

 

 

Timon.

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If it's rescue rope it's likely to definitely be worthy of use with regards to weight bearing capability but maybe not so forgiving if you fall. Assuming your not using it for rigging heavy kit and climbing I'd use it with the assumption that if it's good enough for search and rescue it's good enough for arb.

 

 

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Is this some sort of sneaky marketing ploy? If not can someone check out and review this rope please. Around £1.50 per metre for a decent SRT line seems like a potential bargain.

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Ha, no marketing from me. There are several companies selling work positioning ropes to en1891a at a lot lower cost than arb specific ropes...I wonder if the price is beefed up on an arb rope for brighter colours? And a softer feel?

 

The stretch is 3-5% so the same as an arb rope in a fall?

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