Is that Paul Billings?Paul B said:If I remember correctly, Spectra cord is extremely strong, but has a very low melting point and therefore should not be used in situations where it would be put through a lot of friction, ie in a z-drag to free a pinned boat, or for you rock climbers to raise an injured partner. Has anyone else heard/remeber this. Has spectra cord/webbing changed in the last few years.
abron said:can you make a z drag safely with just caribiners or is that just a figment of my imagination?? - anyone know?
Yup, a Z drag with just krabs is no problem. Just run the rope through the krab rather than the pulley. Perfectly safe, if not safer (less links in the chain that can break), but it's a little easier to pull the rope through the pulleys.