Faxie wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:23 pm
Can't go wrong with Infexion really. 300 and 500 are the same lines, but different strength.
Second that, you can't go wrong with these lines. Different strength and different thickness too.
SK99-300 has a breaking load of 300-320 kg and is 1.3mm thin. Exactly what's needed for low drag steering lines, also front racing lines,
SK99-500 line has double the breaking load, i.e. above 600kg and is ~1.8mm thick. Strong enough to withstand the heaviest loads even after some wear.
The Liros SK99 DC-401 I have tested was 1,55mm, with effective breaking load of ~440kg. This is for me a strange line that has the slightly lower stretch of SK99, but a breaking strength typical for SK75 and not SK99. The abrasion resistance (fraying) was noticeably lower than several other lines I've tested together with it.
They also have 1,3mm/300kg and 2mm/700kg SK99 lines, but I havent tested these yet.
Faxie wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:22 pm
I don't think Liros makes the material, they just weave the lines (like all line manufacturers)?
Absolutely correct. DSM N.V. https://www.dsm.com/dyneema/en_GB/our-p ... fiber.html
makes the raw material yarn and owns the trademarks Dyneema, SK75, SK99.
4 main line manufacturers are braiding, coating and pre-stretching our lines.
As regards shrinkage - this is mostly determined by the braid construction/tightness, coating and pre-stretching. The yarn type (SK75/78/99) plays a very little role here.