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    Default Gotta Love Amsteel Blue



    I thought that this was going to be the limit for Amsteel Blue, but no! That stuff just keeps on pulling! I am going to have to order me some of that!!
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    I need to add that to my wish list
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    That was sweet! They are damn lucky that tow point didn't fly off the dozer blade, them was some 'booger welds'holding it on!

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    The stretch on Amsteel Blue is less than 1%, even if it did snap off at the shitty welds, it wouldn't have had that much of kinetic dump.
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    sounds like a great replacement at a better price than masterpull

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    Before we too slobber mouthed: http://www.masterpull.com/cpage.cfm?cpid=197

    3/4 Amsteel is rated at 64,400 lbs (not Offshore rigging grade) and you are correct it only stretches about 1% at breaking strength. This is a quality found in almost all high end ropes. This is due to the way the rope is woven and the prestretching done before the rope is certified.

    Amsteel is good stuff, made my Samson Rope.

    MP is stronger rope, its more expensive thus the old 'get what you pay for'. How do they do it. MP uses stronger rope to begin with as it BIGGER rope...duh. Then the rope is heated and stretched down to a smaller diameter. So all things being equal (size) MP is stronger and stretches less than 1%.

    Another advantge if you go with MP Superline XD is the outer sheath that covers the entire rope. This does two things:

    1) Protects against abrasion in rock crawler or other high abrasive work

    2) Protects against UV which is a killer for most ropes. Generally in the industry these ropes are replaced everyt 3 years, MP is replaced on average ever 5 years or longer.

    I have had my MP Superline XD hanging on the front of my Jeep(s) and n now my F 350 truck going on 8 years with 6 of that in the Sonoran desert.

    For my $$$ its MP all the way.

    I reviewed the video twice. As a welder/fabricator I have to question the strength of the attachment point. The pin was also bent and of note is that the pin appeared to be of a smaller diameter than the rope.

    While I think Amsteel Blue is of good quality and would not hesitate to use it, I would never let that video sell me on its qualities. In fact I do not believe that is a legit Amsteel advertisement, if it is then I have lost all faith in them.

    Bent pin, broken weld: Lucky no one died as a result and a just plain STUPID action. I would be $ that Amsteel/Samson Rope might have their lawyers put a stop order on that video...
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    I could have put whatever syn ropes I wanted on the units rescue truck winches. We went with Masterpull Superline XD.

    Amsteel is prob good rope, but Masterpull sent us a rope to test first (Masterpull: "Test it to destruction if you need to - but I bet if you prevent abrasion you wont break it up to over the safety rating of the line") Amsteel would not give us the time of day - even when I told them we would be purchasing multiple ropes and recovery kits. Also that the rope would become the unit standard and would be replaced with the same rope when no longer useable.

    Amsteel blue 5/16 x 100 line is rated at 13,700 lbs. Masterpull Superline XD 5/16 x 100 is rated at 21,000 pounds

    After the unit bought the ropes, guess what I spent my own hard saved money on? Superline XD. Yes its more expensive. But recovery gear is really not the place to scrimp unless you have to. And you can ask RescueJP - Im a cheap bastard.
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    @SavageSun4x4 : I'm sure that isn't an Amsteel video. I watched a show on the History channel the other night, a new 'Modern Marvels' called "Ropes and Chains" One part was a shot of Amsteel testing thier lines. They use the standard industry test equipment.

    That said, I'm sold on the MP Superline HD!! It helped that I won the recovery package valued at $1100!! Becuase I too am a cheap bastard!

    I never thought I'd even drop the coin on a synthetic rope, but after using the Master Pull line, I won't use anything else!

    And, thier customer service is great! Whether by email, pm or phone call, I always got a prompt response.

    Amsteel is decent rope, but IMHO, Master Pull has them beat hands down.


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    For your MP guys, box that line up about every other year and ship it to them. Ask that they inspect the rope and if need be to shorten the working end for you. They will, NO charge and ship it back within the week.
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