Looking for a new flipline

StevenEarley

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I work in line clearance, and we’re not allowed to use wire core flips. What kind of rope flip do you think would be comparable for flipping up larger trees?
 

Crimsonking

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Tritech is nice. I also like the half inch htp. Both are durable and stiffer than others. The tritech is thinner and lighter.
 
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Njdelaney

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New England KM III is nice and stiff but doesn't take well to twisting. Shouldn't be an issue in the case of a flip line though I don't think.
 

Da Pollinator

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Whatever you choose,make it or order it longer and get yo self 2 shizills and make it a double flip line.Double flip is the best thing since toilet paper!!!!!!
 

rico

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I assume your talking about spurring up larger trees while rolling a flip-line....If so, anything smaller than 5/8" is simply the wrong tool for the job.. You need something big enough to feel good in your hands, and a rope that will be easy to roll up a trunk....Look no further than 5/8" 3 strand.....Put an eye splice on one end with your favorite snap or biner, and a back splice on the other end...

 
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Crimsonking

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Any good way to splice the HTP? I have about a hundred feet of it and would love to make a few lanyards out of it
I just tie scaffold knots and take care to throw my snap out of forks when I unclip my lanyard. The stiffness also helps flipping the knot out.
 

Crimsonking

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I assume your talking about spurring up larger trees while rolling a flip-line....If so, anything smaller than 5/8" is simply the wrong tool for the job.. You need something big enough to feel good in your hands, and a rope that will be easy to roll up a trunk....Look no further than 5/8" 3 strand.....Put an eye splice on one end with your favorite snap or biner, and a back splice on the other end...

Your rhythm is mesmerizing to watch.
 

flushcut

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For pure flip line Eric is right 5/8" hard lay 3 strand is nice real nice. Hard wearing and easy to flip. My normal flip lines are 5/8" steel core 12' and 8'. My lanyards are 1/2" KMIII. I hardly ever work around power I let the line guys do that.
 

rico

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Yea, its tough to beat 5/8"- 7/8" 3 strand for flip-lines...Wonderful hand and rolls like a mofo (much better than wire core) once you get the proper technique....
 

Brocky

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Any good way to splice the HTP? I have about a hundred feet of it and would love to make a few lanyards out of it
Marlow’s Vega, Teufelberger’s Drenaline SPlife, and NER’s Heavy Duty Kernmantel are some possible ways, I had success using the Vega on 10mm HTP, the cover expands enough to bury both core and cover.
 

rico

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Not sure why anyone would want to use 10mm-12mm for flipline material..Ok for a lanyard for pruning and smaller stuff but the wrong material for a flip-line in larger trees... Just brutal on the hands/grip...
 

rico

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Either a becket hitch or a large ring and prussic. I ran a becket for over 3 decades.. Sure its slow but, but its also utterly bulletproof....When I get into something really big I pull out my 7/8" and run a beckets. Nothing give a better sense of security and safety.....

I know Gibbs makes a rope grab that works on 3/4". That and some 3/4" 3 strand would make a killer setup for rolling up bigger trees.....
 
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DSMc

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We always used the becket hitch with our 7/8" cable cores but with a soft loop instead of the hard side D. The Bry-Dan harnesses that we used had a stitched up piece of 1 1/2" webbing that formed a semi-stiff loop. It was held in place by running it through one of the side Ds. Not only was this a better and more adjustable lock, being soft it did not kink the cable cores.
 

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