10 - Backstay (runner)

Depending on your sailing boat, there are two different situations:

1) The actual backstay takes the total load without gear. These lines should have high strength low elongation. A single braided Dyneema® SK78 (our D-core) or SK99 is recommended. We also have this rope with extra grip: D-grip.

2) Control lines that run through blocks, with a gear ratio e.g. 1:4 provide less rope tension and less influence of rope elongation. For dinghies we recommend our SSR, SSR light or D-Cup Kmix.

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  1. D-Core Grip
    SKU: PRR45504BK
    Application: Control line
    The strength of Dyneema® fibers but with great grip! Normal Dyneema® fibers are very strong but also very slippery. We now offer D-Core Grip, a rope made with SK78 Dyneema® fibers with a Cordura grip fiber. Great for tapered spinnaker sheets or lock-in halyards.
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  2. SSR
    SKU: PRR417
    Application: Sheet, Control line
    This rope is a single braid 16 strands mix from Dyneema SK78 and Cordura. High performance rope specially made for control lines and dinghy sheets. Provides superior grip, low elongation, high strength, very soft and does not knick. Also known as swiftcord.
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