Triple Braid?

dspacio

Member
Location
South County
I checked with a local boat rope shop to see if I can do some splicing work with them. He gave me a rope to try out, I believe it is Levante Rope from Czech Republic. Has a dyneema core.

I started following Samson's Class II instructions, then a couple steps in, realized this rope is Triple Braid? It has a blue cover, then a thick braided layer that feels soft like cotton, with a thin braid inside, that feels like the dyneema.

Have any of you seen a Triple Braid rope? Searches online so far have found nothing.

I was partway through, so I chose to continue. I cut the middle layer out (at typical Mark 3 on the core) and completed the splice using just the inner core. It feels like it came out strong, but the eye is all baggy, as it's missing that bulk layer. Maybe I can modify my approach to have the middle layer extend just to cover Mark 1 (filling the eye). There was no way I was fitting a fid inside the two inner braids. the soft middle layer did not open up at all, like a typical core would.

Never heard of triple braid, but sure enough, there it is...
 

SeanRuel

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Location
Portland
Tachyon has three layers iirc. The center one is just a bulking thing to help the rope stay round in that case. Did he tell you the rope Make/ model?

Maybe a case of new guy hazing? Is your blinker fluid topped up??
 

Simpleiowaguy

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Location
Vinton
Im with SeanRuel on this one. Sounds like some sort of tachyon braid. Strands that are put at the inner most part to help prevent flattening. I always just remove it out of the way of my splice. Never had an issue.
 

Brocky

Well-Known Member
Location
Michigan
There are several ropes in the 8-9mm range that have a polypropylene core inner core, to save weight and for water resistance. These, the inner core is pulled at the end of the bury and then reinserted for the length of the reduced and tapered buried tail end.
A cord from Gleistein had a polypropylene mesh,or netlike covering around the dyneema core, that I treated like the inner core type.

And then there’s Yale’s RING, ended up using a class I double braid splice on the two cores, the cover is thin and probably doesn’t help much with the strength.
 

Brocky

Well-Known Member
Location
Michigan
Looked up the rope, it appears to be D-Racer, not the Lenante. It is the only one that describes two cores. If it is, your splice removed the stronger material, the inner cover is polyester.
 

dspacio

Member
Location
South County
Thanks everyone. I will swing by his shop today again and chat some more about it. Show him the baggy splice.
It is possible the inside one was just a bulking polyester.
Thanks for looking it up Brocky, I think he had D-Racer in there too. I will get more info.
 

Brocky

Well-Known Member
Location
Michigan
D-Racer was the only one I saw that had a staple, the inner cover, which is polyester on this rope. Cutting and melting testing would tell a lot.
 

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