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Custom Tow Ropes and Kinetic Recovery Ropes

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Hi All,

Just wondering if there's any interest in custom made tow ropes and kinetic recovery ropes.

I can make tow ropes any length with plain eyes, hooks, thimbles, or any combination of end fittings with breaking strength up to 47000 lbs.

I can make kinetic recovery ropes from double braid nylon in any length with breaking strength up to 50000 lbs.

I can make soft shackles from synthetic rope, they're as strong as steel shackles but a fraction of the weight so there's less chance of them becoming a missile in the event of a broken rope.

Prices will vary depending on length, strength, and end fittings. I don't have a price list yet, but they will be significantly cheaper than the big name brand ropes.

Thanks for looking.

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I'd be interested in a kinetic recovery rope, about 30' in lenght, a tree saver and 4 shackles.... Can you do different colours in the shackles?

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Can you post up some examples of items you have made?

I would like to see some of the soft shackles. Want to get a few for connecting straps without having to use a rolled up magazine!

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I would like to see some of the soft shackles. Want to get a few for connecting straps without having to use a rolled up magazine!

Wow, I'd like to see a picture of that! lol

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I would like to see some of the soft shackles. Want to get a few for connecting straps without having to use a rolled up magazine!

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Hi again,

 

Thanks for the replies. I'll get some pictures up over the next couple days. I can't do different colors for the shackles at this time as my supplier only has Dyneema in grey.

 

Recovery Rope Prices:

19000lb Breaking Strength, 30ft: $105.

33500lb Breaking Strength, 30ft: $150.

 

The soft shackles will be around $50 each unless I can get a better deal from my supplier. If there's enough interest in them I'll order a whole reel of Dyneema so I can get a better price.

 

If there's any other lengths or strength that anyone is interested in, please let me know.

 

Cheers

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Hi again,

Recovery Rope Prices:

19000lb Breaking Strength, 20ft: $65, 30ft: $80.

33500lb Breaking Strength, 20ft: $75, 30ft: $95.

These are kinetic recovery ropes like a Bubba Rope? What are the thicknesses of each and do you have a warranty on them?

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My kinetic ropes are similar to Bubba Ropes, the big difference is that mine aren't as fancy. I don't have a urethane coating on my rope but they're made from the same style of rope (double braided nylon) and therefore equally strong and with similar elongation. The rope I use is "Novagold" made by Novabraid in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, you can check out their site for all the technical specifications on the rope (http://www.novabraid.com/rope/novagold.html).

Thickness is as follows:

1/2" - 8000 lbs breaking strength

5/8" - 14 800 lbs breaking strength

3/4" - 19 000 lbs breaking strength

7/8" - 28 000 lbs breaking strength

1" - 33 500 lbs breaking strength

1 1/8" - 45000 lbs breaking strength

1 1/4" - 52 000 lbs breaking strength

1 1/2" - 74 000 lbs breaking strength

The elongation is somewhere around 30% at breaking strength and around 16% at 40% load. There's a chart on the Novagold page.

As for warranty, I was thinking 1 year for manufacturing defects. Obviously I can't warrant against improper use or abuse, but if the rope fails under normal use within 1 year from date of purchase I will replace it free of charge. I'll need to inspect the failed rope before I replace it.

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Here are some photos of my ropes.

Tow Rope with thimble and hook:

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Tow Rope with plain eyes:

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Kinetic Recovery Rope:

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Soft Shackle open:

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Soft Shackle closed:

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Soft Shackle joining two Ropes:

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Cheers

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I like the braid quality that I am seeing in these ropes if they are actual pics. Pic posted for reference (winch line)

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Not to flame, but I would never trust a slip knot holding during a recovery unless it was at one of the end points.

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Hi again,

 

I've got some more ropes for sale, the prices have changed from before due to a math error on my part.  Here's what I have:

 

3/4" x 30' Recovery Ropes - $105

7/8" x 30' Recovery Ropes with nylon chafe protection on the eyes - $140

1" x 30' Recovery Ropes with nylon chafe protection on the eyes - $160

 

That's just a list of what I have made ready to go.  I can make ropes of any other lengths/diameters and I can also make static tow ropes, soft shackles, and bridles.

 

Thanks for looking.

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