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Spectra® Double Braid

G-Force Double Braided Spectra®

G-Forece Spectra double braid ropeOne of the most popular high performance lines, G-Force is a double braided rope consisting of 100% polyester braided cover and a 100% Allied Signal's Spectra® braided core. It was engineered for General Marine, Industrial, and Commercial Fishing applications where extra low elongation and extremely high strength-to-weight ratio of Spectra® are required. Spectra® double braided rope often replaces wire of the same diameter.

This rope offers extremely high strength and low stretch, and is one of the toughest lines around. The HMPE minor tendency to creep is minimized with advanced core design, and this rope is much more tolerant of standard size sheaves than an aramid (e.g. Kevlar®, Twaron®) rope. Because the specific gravity of Spectra® is less than 1.0, size-for-size G-Force is one of the lighter ropes around. Downsize and your weight savings is twofold. This is one tough rope, built to withstand mistrals and gale force winds! The cover is a dazzling tri-color weave, a base color combined with two separate multi-tracers running in opposite directions.

AVAILABLE COLORS
  • White with Blue & Red
  • Black with Red & White
  • Blue with White & Green
  • Red with Blue & White

Spectra® Double Braid Specifications
Dia. Inch Dia. MM Approx. Tensile Lbs Approx. Tensil KG Length
3/16" 4.7 1,950 884 600'
1/4" 6 4,500 2,043 600'
5/16" 8 7,500 3,405 600'
3/8" 9.5 9,800 4,449 600'
7/16" 11 11,700 5,312 600'
1/2" 12.5 15,500 7,037 600'
9/16" 14 22,000 9,988 600'
5/8" 16 27,000 12,258 600'
3/4" 19 35,000 15,890 600'
7/8" 22 50,000 22,700 600'
1" 24 57,000 25,878 600'
1-1/8" 28 72,900 33,097 600'
1-1/4" 30 81,000 36,774 600'
1-5/16" 32 88,300 40,088 600'
1-1/2" 36 110,000 49,940 600'
1-5/8" 40 133,000 69,916 600'
1-3/4" 44 154,000 69,916 600'
2" 48 183,000 83,082 600'

TENSILE STRENGTHS are determined from tests on new, unused rope in accordance with standard test methods of the Cordage Institute.

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CAUTION: USE OF WORKING LOADS

Because of the wide range of rope use, rope condition, exposure to the several factors affecting rope behavior, and the degree of risk to life and property involved, it is impossible to make blanket recommendations as to working loads. However, to provide guidelines, working loads are tabulated for rope in good condition with appropriate splices, in non-critical applications and under normal service conditions.

The Cordage Institute Formula for working load is:
Working Load = Minimum Breaking Strength/Safety Factor

A higher working load may be selected only with expert knowledge of conditions and professional estimate of risk. Also, if the rope has not been subject to dynamic loading or other excessive use, has been inspected and found to be in good condition, is to be used in the recommended manner; if the application does not involve elevated temperatures, extended periods under load, or obvious dynamic loading (see explanation below) such as sudden drops, snubs or pickups. For all such applications and for applications involving more severe exposure conditions, or for recommendations on special applications, call Jay at 612-282-4035.

**Many uses of rope involve serious risk of injury to personnel or damage to valuable property. This danger is often obvious, as when a heavy load is supported above one or more workmen. An equally dangerous situation occurs if personnel are in line with a rope under tension. Should the rope fail, it may recoil with considerable force. Persons should be warned against the serious danger of standing in line with any rope under tension. IN ALL CASES WHERE SUCH RISKS ARE PRESENT, THERE IS ANY QUESTION ABOUT THE LOADS INVOLVED OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF USE, THE WORKING LOAD SHOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED AND THE ROPE PROPERLY INSPECTED.

DYNAMIC LOADING VOIDS NORMAL WORKING LOADS

Normal working loads are not applicable when the rope is subject to significant dynamic loading. Whenever a load is picked up, stopped, moved or swung there is an increased force due to dynamic loading. The more rapidly or suddenly such actions occur, the greater the increase will be. In extreme cases, the force put on the rope may be two, three or even more times the normal involved. Examples could be picking up a tow on a slack line or using a rope to stop a falling object. Therefore, in all such applications such as towing lines, lifelines, safety lines, climbing ropes, etc. working loads as given DO NOT APPLY.

Users should be aware that dynamic effects are greater on a low elongation rope such as polyester than on a high elongation rope such as nylon, and greater on a shorter rope than on a longer one. The working load ratios listed contain provision for very modest dynamic loads. This means, however, that when this working load has been used to select a rope, the load must be handled slowly and smoothly to minimize dynamic effects and avoid exceeding the provision for them.

EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON TENSILE STRENGTH

The tensile strength charts apply to ropes tested at normal room temperature (70°F). Ropes have lower tensile strengths at higher temperatures. 30°F (or more) lower at the boiling point of water (212°F) and continuing on down to zero strengths for nylon and polyester at 490°F and 300°F for polypropylene.

Also, continued exposure at elevated temperatures causes permanent damage. TENSILE STRENGTHS shown are average based on new ropes tested under laboratory conditions, minimum can vary by 10%.