sheet cordage / double-braid / for racing sailboats / Vectran® core
for racing sailboats
Crystalyne is a double-braided rope constructed with an inner load-bearing core of Vectran Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) and has a tough polyester outer sleeve. LCP is more tolerant of bending than other high-modulus fibers and is not as affected by overloading.
Crystalyne exhibits more tension cycles to higher percentages of break than all our other high-modulus offerings. Unlike ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMPE) ropes, LCP fiber has little or no tendency to creep and can be used to hold tight tolerances in rope assemblies.
Vectran is hydrophobic, meaning it cannot absorb water. This rope is spliced using the same technique as our Maxibraid Plus, resulting in a termination that finishes shorter than conventional splice techniques and remains supple.