Originally Posted by Waldo177
Great thread just made my mind up that I will be getting synthetic line
It is except for a couple of minor corrections. If you look up the type of winch we use, they are generally categorized as "self recovery" and that is the safest way to protect the line. As was pointed out, dragging someone else requires a higher level of attention than dragging yourself if you want to protect your line investment and everything that is connected to it.
As far as the stored energy, both steel and synthetic lines stretch and store energy. The difference is the weight of the line when that energy is suddenly released makes a huge difference in the ability to inflict damage or harm.