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Double Braid

Two hollow braided ropes, one inside the other. Manufactured using synthetic lines, 50% of its strength is in its core.

2

Plain laid

Made of three strands, right or left laid. Most common is right hand laid.

3

Polypropylene

A synthetic fiber about half the strength of nylon. It is 25% lighter than nylon making it easier to handle and it floats in water.

4

Nylon

Synthetic fiber of great strength and elasticity and is resistant to whether.

5

Natural fiber

Shrinks when wet, becomes brittle and tends to rot.

6

What is the bitter end of a line?

The running or free end of a line. It is the end of the line that is worked with.

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What is the standing part of a line?

The long unused or belayed end.