The Fly

Northeast Ropes
The Fly

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The Fly represents a quantum leap forward in the evolution of the static kernmantle. Combining New England Ropes rich history of innovation and engineering along with extensive R&D with leading experts in the field has yielded this revolutionary rope. Designed for all vertical applications that interface with mechanical hardware, The Fly offers a level of performance never before thought possible. Not only does The Fly break down the conventional wisdoms on performance, but also the notion that static kernmantles can't be spliced. Built to the exacting EN 1891 standard for low elongation rope, The Fly offers the perfect combination of the low stretch characteristics of a static rope with the added safety of being able 10 withstand the forces and absorb some of the energy generated by a fall. The Fly's unique construction creates a rope that's easy to knot yet resists flattening and glazing. With a hand that's the perfect balance between film and supple. The Fly runs through gear without feeling mushy and gives you a smooth and controlled descent. Add to this excellent knot holding capabilities and The Fly gives you all tile confidence you need when working aloft.

Features:

  • Unique spliceable kernmantle construction
  • Resists flattening and glazing
  • Excellent knot holding/easy to knot
  • Low elongation
  • Durable Cover

Applications:

  • Arborist Climbing Rope
  • Rope Access
  • Ropes Course
  • Indoor Climbing
  • Window Cleaning

CHEMICALS:
Good resistance to most minerals/organics, acids, and weak alkalies. Excellent resistance to bleaches and other oxidizing agents and to most solvents.

SUNLIGHT/UV:
Very little degradation from UV. Can be used outside over long term if inspected regularly.

HEAT:
Polyester's melting point is 480ºF with progressive strength loss above 300ºF. Nylon's melting point is 460ºF with progressive strength loss above 300ºF.

DIELECTRICS:
Good resistance to passage of electrical current. However, dirt, surface contaminants, water entrapment, and the like can significantly affect dielectric properties. Extreme caution should be exercised any time a rope is used in proximity to live circuits.

SHEAVES:
Recommended D/d* ratio is 8:1. (* Sheave Diameter to Rope Diameter)

COLORS:
Red with white fleck

STANDARD DIAMETER:
1/2"

ELONGATION:
5.0% per NFPA
2.5% per EN1891

TENSILE STRENGTH:
6,000 LBS

WEIGHT (LBS/100'):
6.00

PART NUMBER SERIES:
3221-11

WORKING LOADS:
No blanket working load recommendation can be made because it depends on the application and conditions of use, especially when the potential for danger to personnel exists. It is recommended that the user establish working loads and safety factors based on professional and experienced assessment of risks. The working load is a guideline for the use of a rope in good condition for non-critical applications, and should be reduced where life, limb, or valuable property is involved, or for exceptional service such as shock, sustained loading, severe vibration, etc. The Cordage Institute specifies that the Safe Working Load of a rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength by the Safety Factor. Safety Factors range from 5-12 for non-critical uses.

STANDARD LENGTH:
120'
150'
200' (60M)
660' (200M)