so would the 10mm beeline cover fit over an already spliced rig? or is the diameter of the ice too big after splicing?my only real concern w/ the ice is abrasion to the cordage how well will ice hold up before it starts to pick?
I've been experimenting with spliced bridges and here's what I've learned so far...
10mm Beeline is not adequate, the core is polyester, not Vectran like the 8mm. Seems stupid, but that's how they chose to do it.
Currently I'm using 16 strand hollow braid technora from Atlantic braids spliced using the Samason eye-eye instructions. WLL should be in the neighborhood of 600#. It's really strong stuff, polyurethane coated too. I stitched the cover from 10mm beeline over it to make it ride smoother.
My ultimate plan though, is two separate spliced bridges of 6mm vectran with a single cover over both.
I'm really happy with the technora but it just looks small. It's hard to be absolutely confident when you look down and see that little, less than half inch diameter cord as your most crucial, un-backed up link to your lifeline.
...plus, I just think vectran is really cool stuff.
oh my god i've become a splicing maniac, whenever i see a peise of rope or cordage i just want to grab it and throw a splice in for no real reason but just to do it i recon today i bought some new england3/8's"db,&some 5/16 dbboth were labeled splicable by the manufactureri'm going to expeariment w/ some small endless loops for a "cicular" climbing systemshould be interesting and FUN yea new rope yea i'm all giddy like a kid in a big candy store w/ 20 bucks to spend on candy
thats ragein.how hard is it to splice micro5/16" doublebraid?i got some today made by new england said spliceable. i also got my sailpalm 25 bucks. we have a yacht supply store thay offered me part time job splicing rpoe for them which is great
First mark your taper, then bury and cross over the two sides, pull both sides to set crossover, mark exit points, measure distance between exit points, pull both sies out cut at exit point, and taper both sides the length between exit points.
does anyone know a place to order good lock stiching needles i'm tired of breaking cheap yarn needles and i'm not referring to those giantic things grandma uses to make us our quilts they are the largest sewing needles wally world has