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Double Braid Pulling Rope

When you are lifting hundreds of pounds of material the rope you choose to use is important. Using the wrong rope could cause unnecessary injuries and accidents. Double braid rope is the go-to rope for lifting and rigging. So let’s break down double braid rope.

Double Braid Rope

Double braided rope has a braided core surrounded by a braided sheath (hence the name double braid). The inner and outer braids are generally designed to share the load equally with very low elongation. Double braid rope remains round under tension, imparts no rotational force when loaded, and has a soft hand. These characteristics are why it is ideal to use as a load rope.

While double braid rope is the best rope to use, the diameter of the rope is another important thing to think about. For more information on rope construction, and choosing the right diameter, check out this blog post.

Rope Care

Once you own a rope there are two other key aspects of caring for that rope. That is rope care and rope inspection. What is rope care? Well, while rope is pretty durable, washing your rope can help increase its lifespan - saving you $$$. For more information on washing and caring for your rope, check out this blog post.

Rope Inspection

Rope inspection is also important. Each time you use your rope, you should perform a visual inspection to ensure it’s safe to use. Check for cuts, nicks, burns, excess fraying, flat or uneven spots, glossing, discoloration from sun exposure or chemicals, or inconsistencies in the rope. Refer to the manufacturer's recommendations for complete inspection and usage instructions. For more information on rope inspection, some tips about what to look for, and information on visual signs of wear check out this blog post.

Inspection Log

When inspecting your rope, it is much easier to keep track of your inspections with a Rope Inspection Log. Some manufacturers provide logs with their rope, but if your rope doesn’t come with one, or if you lost it, click here to download one for free from our knowledge base.

If you’ve got more questions about rope, or need help finding something specific, click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.