Wwoowww!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.
Do you mean it does not have a poly core? I still see it advertised as a poly core poly cover.Blast from the past, didn’t know what we didn’t know! I liked the comment about 10mm Bee-Line having a polyester core being all wrong.
So the 10mm black and yellow beeline I spoke of that Sherrill still says is poly/poly is really vectran core/poly cover?It seemed he thought the poly was wrong for a bridge and technora was better. One even put a cover over a technora bridge, hiding the ability to inspect for wear. They have vectran cores, the 10mm first came out with a polyester core only.