Want some for my m8000. 3/8" 150 ft. If it will fit. Searching online all I can find is Viking winchline. Do they have any competitors? What are you guys running for synthetics.
I could be wrong but i think i read some where that only 80' of 3/8s line will fit.. this is suppose to goodWant some for my m8000. 3/8" 150 ft. If it will fit. Searching online all I can find is Viking winchline. Do they have any competitors? What are you guys running for synthetics.
Um, you should compare them a little more carefully... Did you know that both Viking and Masterpull winch lines are both Dyneema?
Nope, they are specially treated to resist ozone and UV. Synthetic rope has been in use aboard ocean going ships and docks for many years, well before we started using synthetic ropes on winches, and they are continually out in the sun. The maritime industry switched to synthetic years ago because it holds up better than the old hemp/manilla lines they used to use. You'll see it on their winches as well. This stuff is not your grandfather's cheap yellow polypropylene rope that would indeed fray and all apart if left out in the sun.Have any of y'all experienced the synthetic rope fraying or breaking down from uv ray exposure?
Rumor has it. That wire cable stretches Wichita stores energy so if it fails it whips back and can cause severe injury. If that metal hook hits you on the head it's over. Though whinchline can't cut you in half like some people claim if you get caught by the wire as it's making a pass it will still ruin your day. (saw it on mythbuster) whereas synthetic does not stretch therefore not storing energy. So if anything goes wrong it just drops to the ground.denisbaldwin said:What are the real advantages to synthetic line? Less weight? Stronger? Not gonna rust? Anything else?