Members: Rope Stretch – UPDATED

UPDATED: This is an updated version of a report, Members: Rope Stretch, originally published in 2015.  Many new rope samples have been added as well as a brief discussion of the viscoelastic properties of synthetic kernmantle rope.

Synthetic kernmantle rope has traditionally been characterised as either Dynamic or Static.  These general terms have probably been derived from their intended use, specifically that activities with planned dynamic events should use dynamic ropes.

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