What is the Best Battle Rope and Why?

battle ropes Apr 03, 2019

 

Most battle ropes are made out of poly dacron fibers, which are very strong, durable, and moderate weight for their size and tensile strength. Here are some other fibers used to make ropes:


Fiber Type

Strengths

Weaknesses

Poly Dacron

Strong, Durable, Moderate Weight, Most Common, Easily twisted and braided

Not good if exposed to outside surfaces such as sand, bark, dirt, asphalt, and rough cement (like sidewalks and driveways)

Nylon

Strong, Durable

Expensive, Heavy, Not good if exposed to outside surfaces such as sand, bark, dirt, asphalt, and rough cement (like sidewalks and driveways)

Manila/Hemp

Inexpensive

Not as strong, not as durable (sheds), Not good if exposed to outside surfaces such as sand, bark, dirt, asphalt, and rough cement (like sidewalks and driveways)

Polyethylene

Great for outdoor use, except on rough cement

Sheds a waxy/plastic fiber with indoor use, Not good if exposed to surfaces such as asphalt, and rough...

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