Instruction videos

Want to do your own rigging and splicing of ropes? We have made more than 30 rope splicing instruction videos. For example, how to make an eye-splice in modern ropes? Or how to make soft shackles from ropes with Dyneema® fibers? Watch our video's! The reference numbers correspond to the chapters of 'Handbook Splicing Modern Ropes'.

Want to start with splicing? Check out our wide range of splicing tools . And do you already have our Rope Splicing App on your phone? All splicing instructions in your pocket and easy to use off-line!

5. Eye splice in plaited or twisted ropes

These are traditional splices. On modern sailing yachts 3-strand and 8-strand ropes are often used for splicing fender lines and mooring lines.

Eye splice in a three-strand rope
Rope: P-Classic, Classic Twist, Oldtimer

Eye splice in a eight-strand rope
Rope: Eight-strand mooring

6. Eye splice in polyester ropes

Eye splice in double braided polyester
Rope: Cruiser XTS, Dockline

D-Splicer rope splicing tools

D-SPLICER ropesplicing tools are used worldwide. The best quality!

7. Eye splice in ropes made from super fibres such as Dyneema® 

Single braided ropes made from Dyneema® fibres basic method
Rope: SSR

Single braided line made from super fibres such as Dyneema® or Stirotex - use when both ends are free
Rope: D-Core, D-Core 99, S-Core

Double braid rope made from super fibres such as Dyneema® or Stirotex - simple method
Rope: D-Cup, D-Cup Kmix, D-Performance, S-Cup

Double braid line made from Dyneema® fibres-using cover
Rope: D-Cup, D-Cup Kmix, D-Performance, S-Cup

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Single braided line made from super fibres such as Dyneema® or Stirotex - use when one end is attached
Rope: D-Core, D-Core 99, S-Core

Double braid line made from super fibres such as Dyneema® or Stirotex - cover tucked back
Rope: D-Cup, D-Cup Kmix, D-Performance, S-Cup

Double braid line made from Dyneema® fibres with double cover

8. Dyneema® fibre soft shackles

Dyneema® fibre softshackle (version 1)
Rope: D-Core, D-Core 99

Softshackle integrated into rope

Dyneema® fibre softshackle (version 2)
Rope: D-Core, D-Core 99

Diamond knot explained

9. Weight savings and tapering

Tapered Dyneeema® fibre halyard or sheet
Rope: D-Cup, D-Cup Kmix

Splicing a steelwire lead to a double braid polyester
Rope: Cruiser XTS, Wire rope 7x19

End-to-end splice two single braid rope with Dyneema® fibres
Rope: D-Core, SSR

Making a Dyneema® fibre lead
Ropes: D-Core, Cruiser XTS

10. Thickening and strengthening

If your rope does not hold in jammers or clutches, splice an extra cover or add an extra core. Chafing covers from Technora or Dyneema®are great to extend the life of your ropes.

Splice an extra cover over a rope
Need protection from chafing? Choose our Dyneema® fibre Cover.
Need better grip in clutches? Choose our Technora cover.

Splicing in an extra core
Rope: D-Core

11. Continuous loops

Loop of double braid polyester - equal thickness
The core is not used in this splice and that leads to an equal thick rope.
However this loop is reduced in strength. E.g. use it for furlers.
Rope: Cruiser XTS

Simple Dyneema® fibre loop
Ropes: D-core

Loop of double braid polyester - strong,
the core is used in this loop and adds to the breaking load.
Rope: Cruiser XTS

Dyneema® fibre loop with cover- strong.
If you want a short and very strong Dyneema® fibre loop, multiply the loops in the cover
Ropes: D-Core, Dyneema® fibre cover, Dogbones

12. Whippings

Stitched whipping for double braided ropes
the core is not used in this splice and that leads to an equal thick rope.
However this loop is reduced in strength. E.g. use it for furlers.
Rope: Whipping twine

Simple whipping
Rope: Whipping twine

Splicing kit with tools and ropes

Rope splicing tools are available as set and separately.
We sell Selma fids and the total D-SPLICER range.

Whipping for a three-strand rope
Ropes: Whipping twine

13. Reeving new halyards

Reeving eye, also Flemish eye
Use it for reeving only as it is not a strong eye

Other methods for reeving halyards

14. Splicing tips and tricks

Not enough space in a rope: use a SoftFid!
Rope: D-Splicer SoftFid

Download the Premium Ropes Ropesplicing App and have splicing instructions available off-line: Apple store or Google Play

Other tips and tricks for splicing rope for milking the cover in this video

Splicing modern ropes - a practical handbook by Jan-Willem Polman


Splicing modern braided ropes of super fibres is quite fun and easy to learn. Premiumropes has uploaded various splicing tutorials, such as eye-splices, soft shackles, taper sheets or make a continuous furler line. Make sure you have enough space to work and an anchoring point for your rope. If you are on board, you can use a winch in case you need extra force. Choose a fid that matches the diameter of the rope, or even one that is slightly thinner. Never use pliers to pull out a fid from the rope - you will damage it! Do you know what the construction of your rope is? Check our table what splicing technique to choose for which type of rope. The core material largely determines the type of splice, whether it is core dependend or if you need to use the cover in the eye-splice too.