Very lightweight rope for use in canyoning. This rope, because of its construction, will remain especially supple over time, maintaining ease of use. It is a rope with similar properties to low-stretch (abseil) rope, but constructed differently - the Aqua Tech is a low stretch rope with a polyamide sheath for abrasion and frictional heat resistance.
This rope should not be used for rope access, rescue caving or climbing because polypropylene does not have such good energy absorption as nylon.
NB This is not a floating rope.
Rope diameter: 9mm.
Impact Force: 4kN.
Static Strength: 1900 daN (Kg).
Number of Factor 1 falls (80kg): 8.
Weight per metre: 51g.
Under the effect of repeated soakings the rope's length may reduce by up to 4%. However the ropes are supplied overlong to allow for this shrinkage.
NB Beal say "Easy to use, this very fine rope is not to be used by everyone. Beal has produced a rope that requires a specific abseiling technique and much care is needed in managing the friction generated so as not to weaken it through abrasion."