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mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby papasmerf » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:19 pm

the rope on the mystic looks really thin to me. has anyone experimented with moding a "back up" rope in the event of the main rope breaking? i have an idea how i will do it but perhaps someone came up with a brilliant idea already. i recently had my rope slider break and i didn't have a backup,, had a bit of a drama so now i think i like having a back up from now on

also, the ring that slides on the rope seems pretty thin to be putting a chicken loop thru, i guess it will work

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby windfreak74 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:55 am

ihave one used it for 2020 , rope is ok! you can always use a second rope but i find the ring to be problem! the ring broke my plastic chicken loop in 20 hours of use the radius not good! someone posted a climbing aluminum ring that had a flat section brand sms, smd cant remember.red colour available on amazon $5 usd.u can always go for a antal ring see www.kiteattitude.com akav3 with ring maybe its your looking for!

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby windfreak74 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:03 am

smc rigging ring

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby papasmerf » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:18 am

windfreak74 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:55 am
ihave one used it for 2020 , rope is ok! you can always use a second rope but i find the ring to be problem! the ring broke my plastic chicken loop in 20 hours of use the radius not good! someone posted a climbing aluminum ring that had a flat section brand sms, smd cant remember.red colour available on amazon $5 usd.u can always go for a antal ring see www.kiteattitude.com akav3 with ring maybe its your looking for!
what did you switch over for, bar wise?

thanks for tip on ring, i thought it looks small,, i have the smc climbing ring so will put it on

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby DAnderson » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:28 am

double up the rings to alleviate the friction, don't jump transition (sliding under high load occurs heavier load/wear)
https://www.knotandrope.com/products/am ... 0114750512
monitor & replace the rope regularly

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby PrfctChaos » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:37 am

Splice a 5mm dyneema rope into another 5 mm dyneema ropa and use that. Once you have worn through the outside of the first rope it is time to change.

Also, find that a pulley works much better and last longer than a ring. It also makes the rope last much longer. Here is a example.

https://www.whitworths.com.au/ronstan-s ... head-block

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby jakemoore » Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:05 am

I drilled 2 new holes and put a second rope. The second rope is relatively slack so the ring rubs only the primary rope and the secondary is an unworn backup.

I did have a slider rope break when I thought I had at least a few more sessions of use. A backup is a good call especially since hydrofoiling tempts us to ride so far.

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby papasmerf » Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:35 am

jakemoore wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:05 am
I drilled 2 new holes and put a second rope. The second rope is relatively slack so the ring rubs only the primary rope and the secondary is an unworn backup.

I did have a slider rope break when I thought I had at least a few more sessions of use. A backup is a good call especially since hydrofoiling tempts us to ride so far.
yes, one slider rope breaking was enough for me. but are you saying you drilled 2 new holes in a mystic slider bar? it looked problematic to me

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby SMJ » Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:02 am

The Mystic Stealth Surf Rope Spreader Bar has a built-in mini-rope (used for locking the slider in-place for boosting and such) that could be used in a pinch if the primary rope breaks.

https://www.mysticboarding.com/products ... readerbar-

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Re: mystic rope slider how to have a backup rope?

Postby lovethepirk » Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:06 am

papa,

You can try 7/64" dyneema for your backup. It is just under 3mm diam so you may be able to slot it thru the existing hole. I use them for steering line pigtails. They are 1400 pound strength so in case your 3/16" main line breaks you don't have to worry at all. Just make sure you tie a large knot behind the hole.
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/samson-r ... _-DY-_-PDP

I use two O rings for backup reasons. I rode a chicken loop for a winter season without wear. Now I use a wichard 2673 instead of the CL. I use the rings from West Marine that are 1" ID and 1/4" wire diameter, making the entire ring OD at 1.5".
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-mar ... 60_006_002


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