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[Towertalk] rope

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Subject: [Towertalk] rope
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 05:53:06 -0400
> > There is NOTHING wrong with using nylon rope.

>    When the stretch in the load side of the line jumps over the
>    pulley,
> reducing the stretch on the hoist side increasing the stretch on
> the load side, followed by the load jumping up and settling down,
> stretching the load side of the rope even more, the rope on load side
> can be stretched with forces that exceed the breaking strength of the
> rope and it can break.

That isn't a rope problem, it is a lack of common sense problem. Only 
an absolute fool would pull a load while the load is jumping or 

73, Tom W8JI 

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