Custom and Specialty Ropes

Yale’s philosophy of applications engineering has led to the creation of rope products using the newest and best synthetic fibers available in the world.

Double braid, UHMWPE core from DSM protective materials, polyester sleeve

Maxibraid Plus is a double-braided rope constructed of an inner load-bearing core of Ultra High Weight Molecular Polyethylene (UHMWPE). The polyester outer sleeve is slightly thicker than Ultrex Plus, which would provide more abrasion resistance in high-wear applications.

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12-strand single braid, UHMWPE from DSM protective materials

Ultrex is a 12-strand single braid of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber from DSM Protective Materials and enhanced with Yale’s Maxijacket High Performance coating, which supplies superior abrasion resistance. Ultrex's braid angles and twist level are designed to optimize break strength and keep stretch low.

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12-strand single braid, bio-based SK78 Dyneema® fiber

Sierra 78 is a 12-strand single braid of bio-based Dyneema®, an Eco Sustainable fiber. Made with bio-based feedstock, this fiber maintains the unique properties of Dyneema® while providing a more sustainable solution without compromising final product performance. Yale is excited to be one of the first to partner with DSM Protective Materials on this commitment to realize a more sustainable product. Choose Sierra 78 for exceptional performance and a certified green product for your equipment.

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12-strand single braid, Technora® Aramid

Aracom 100 is a 12-strand rope comprised of 100% Technora® Aramid fiber. Teijin's Technora® Aramid is selected for this rope due to its ease of handling and reduced internal yarn-on-yarn friction, which greatly increases this Aramid’s longevity.

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Double braid, Technora® Aramid core, polyester sleeve

Aracom Miniline combines a low helix angle core of Technora® Aramid with a very tightly woven over-braid of thin polyester. Aracom Miniline provides the maximum strength–to-weight ratio in a composite Aramid polyester construction.

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Double braid, Technora® Aramid core, polyester sleeve

Aracom T is a double braid consisting of a Technora® Aramid core with a sleeve of high-tenacity polyester. Aracom T maintains a high degree of flexibility and is easily spliced.

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Double braid, Vectran LCP core, polyester sleeve

Crystalyne is a double-braided rope constructed with an inner load-bearing core of Vectran Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) and has a tough polyester outer sleeve. LCP is more tolerant of bending than other high-modulus fibers and is not as affected by overloading.

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Double braid, polyester core & sleeve with enhanced fiber coating

Double Esterlon is a double-braided rope constructed of premium over finish polyester fiber in both the sleeve and core. This product is identified by two green strands braided into the cover structure and is available with optional Maxijacket urethane coating to further enhance the rope’s wear resistance.

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8-strand plaited bi-polymer rope with excellent dielectric properties

Hy-Dee Brait is an 8-strand bi-polymer rope with extraordinary dielectric properties. The rope is nubby, which provides excellent grip, and treated with a proprietary chemical mixture Yale calls Aralube-dielectric.

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Double braid, nylon core, polyester sleeve

Kernmaster is a static-rappelling line constructed with a traditional "mantle" sleeve consisting of 48 strands of polyester. The inside, or "kern," is a braided core of energy-absorbing nylon. The core is fully steam-stabilized to enhance the rope's flexibility and prevent hardening in service.

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8-strand plaited, nylon

In sizes 6" through 15" circumference, Larger Nylon Brait is based on Nylon 6-6 and is a four-stage rope, laid firm and easily spliced.

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8-strand plaited, polyester

Larger Polyester Brait is a 4-stage rope based on PET high-tenacity yarn, offering exceptional tension fatigue, especially wet.

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8-strand plaited, UHMWPE

Larger plaited Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Brait. UHMWPE fiber is one of the strongest fibers known and is very low elongating. The geometry of the plaited UHMWPE allows more substantial dynamic loads to be imparted on the rope without compromising its longevity.

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Double braid, high-tenacity PET fiber

Maxi-Moor II double-braided rope is improved from our original polyster/nylon construction with twice the high-tenacity PET fiber, so it maintains integrity for up to eight times more loading cycles.

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12-strand single braid, UHMWPE from DSM protective materials

Maxibraid is a 12-strand single-braid rope constructed from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene UHMWPE fiber. UHMWPE has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any synthetic or natural fiber, and it floats. The integral Maxijacket High Performance coating firms the construction, increases wear life and helps keep contaminants out of the rope.

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Double braid, UHMWPE core and jacket from DSM protective materials

Mega Max is double braid rope with a unique design that provides the ultimate in abrasion protection while still providing the highest strength possible, all in a Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber construction.

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8-strand plaited, nylon

Nylon Brait combines braiding technology with plaited rope optimizing the best of both rope styles. Nylon Brait’s most outstanding feature is its high energy absorption, which comes from a combination of the very long yarn path and stranditure developed especially to maximize energy absorption.

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8-strand plaited, nylon

Oceanographer’s Brait is the most predictable nylon rope you can buy.

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12-strand 2-ply single braid, solution-dyed polyester

Optimus is a single-braid 12-strand rope manufactured from a solution-dyed polyester and coated with our riggers-grade, abrasion-resistant coating to maximize protection. The vibrant polyester colorfast fibers are resistant to fading and provide lifelong visibility.

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12-strand single braid, high performance polyester

PE-12 has been re-engineered, boosting its strengths significantly. Using the same high-tenacity fiber we use in our value-packed Portland Braid, this polyester single braid offers a single-end-per-carrier construction, which keeps the rope from flattening out in service and self centers in sheaves beautifully.

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12-strand single braid, Technora® Aramid

Phantom-12 is a specially designed rope for stadium, theatre and set rigging comprised of high-heat-resistant Technora® lament fiber with a wrap of yarn of Yale’s Igrip fiber. The Technora® lament provides strength and high-heat resistance where the polyester over-wrap provides a soft hand.

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12-strand single braid, polyester/polyolefin blend

PolyPlus Braid is an affordable 12-strand single-braid rope constructed of high-tenacity polyester plied over "Para-ep" polyolefin in each individual strand.

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Double braid, nylon core, polyester sleeve

Polydyne is a double-braided rope that utilizes a polyester sleeve over a nylon core. Despite the dissimilar stretch characteristics of these fibers, Yale engineers have produced constructions where both fibers contribute.

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Double braid, polyester core and sleeve

Portland Braid double-braided polyester offers high value at a very competitive price. Built in the same manner as our Double Esterlon, Portland Braid offers consistent performance at an economical price.

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12-strand single braid, UHMWPE/polyester blend

SP-12 is a 12-strand blended rope comprised of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber and polyester. This rope is designed to take advantage of the high strength and low elongation properties of UHMWPE fibers while providing a slightly lower price point than 100% UHMWPE ropes.

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12-strand single braid, copolymer olefins/Vectran LCP blend

Shark Byte 12 is a 12-strand single braid product where the individual strands are a composite of copolymer olefins mixed randomly with Vectran LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) fiber. This product is the first synthetic rope ever designed from the ground up to resist shark-bite damage.

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8-strand plaited, copolymer olefins/polyester blend

Shark Byte 8 is an 8-plait construction that is a composite of copolymer olefins and polyester. It is made to match existing mooring line systems.

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12-strand single braid, bio-based SK75 Dyneema fiber

Yellow Jacket 12 is a 12-strand single braid of bio-based Dyneema® SK75 UHMPE fiber enhanced with Yale's Maxijacket High Performance Coating. The specific color pattern allows for easier identification of twisting in the rope, which can lead to a decrease in its working strength. Built tough and designed for enhanced strength to meet the rugged demands of your application, Yellow Jacket 12 is also fully Berry Compliant; both the fiber and the finished rope are proudly made in the USA. For technical information, please download the Yellow Jacket 12 product data sheet.

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Double braid, polyester

This new version of Yale ULS Yacht Braid double-braid polyester made with a low angle braided core. Based on polyester fiber advances and this low angle construction, now maintains improved strengths and lower stretch. A firm, yet easily spliceable rope that allows for good handling.

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12-strand single braid, polyester

Pilot Line is a 12-strand 100% polyester single braid with Maxijacket coating to improve abrasion resistance. It is used as a pilot line for stringing applications.

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Double braid, Dyneema® SK78 core and polyester jacket

Ultrex Plus is a double braid constructed of an inner load baring core of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), treated with Maxijacket coating for enhanced toughness. Sleeved with high-tenacity polyester, Ultrex Plus is spliceable, using conventional high-modulus splice techniques or the new Yale tuck splice, which shortens the bury portion and minimizes the length of the larger diameter associated with a bury-type splice.

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Parallel core synthetic cable, polyester core & sleeve

Uniline is a parallel-core cable of PET (polyester) filament. The Uniline core is bonded together with a rubber-based adhesive, wrapped with red rubber tape, over-braided with a tough polyester sleeve and entirely saturated with another rubber solution.

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Parallel core synthetic cable, UHMWPE from DSM core, neoprene tape, polyester sleeve

Unitrex XS Max Wear, Uniline's high-tech cousin, is a parallel-core rope of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), wrapped with a neoprene tape and over-braided with a tough jacket of high-tenacity polyester. The result is a synthetic cable, somewhat stiffer than your usual rope, which is much like wire in its stretch characteristics.

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8-strand plaited construction of Unitrex synthetic cable

Unitrex XS-8 consists of eight (8) Unitrex ropes plied together to form an 8-strand plaited cable. Very strong, very light and very abrasion resistant, Unitrex XS-8 is unique.

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12-strand single braid, Vectran LCP

Vectrus is a single-braid rope of 100% Vectran™ LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) and is always treated with Yale’s Maxijacket coating to increase abrasion resistance and enhance the fibers' UV resistance. LCP is more tolerant of tighter bending radii in terminations than other high-modulus fibers.

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12-strand single braid, polyester/"Para-ep" olefin blend

XTC 12 is a "nubbier" hollow braid offering lower weight and excellent abrasion resistance. Built to be round and stay round, XTC 12 is a 12-strand single braid of polyester/"Para-ep" Olefin.

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16-strand double braid, polyester

This rope was designed specifically for the demanding needs of the professional arborist. 1/2” XTC 16 meets CE0120 EN1891 Type-A

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24-carrier, double braid, polyester jacket and core

Innovative light weight arborist climbing lines in both unique 11mm and a more conventional 11.7mm sizing.

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24-carrier, double braid, polyester sleeve and nylon core

Sunburst, Calamine and IMORI are arborist climbing lines with nylon cores and enhanced grip. They meet CE0120 EN1891 Type-A.

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12-strand single braid, polyester

XTR 12 is an arborist rigger's line with a "nubby" texture to allow for better control. Its construction yields a light yet strong line that provides lifetime flexibility while maintaining abrasion resistance.

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16-strand single braid, polyester

XTR 16 was designed specifically for the demanding needs of the professional arborist. The tight-braid polyester cover over a bundled parallel core gives a firm, round feel and offers high snag and abrasion resistance.

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12-strand 2-ply single braid, enhanced polyester yarn coating

Yalex is a single-braid 12-strand rope constructed of premium over finish polyester fiber. Yalex’s two-end-per-carrier structure creates a larger void in the middle of the rope, which makes it easier to splice and makes used-rope splicing much easier to perform.

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Double braid, nylon core and sleeve

Yalon is a double-braided rope constructed of a nylon core and sleeve. It offers high energy absorption, controlled stretch, and exceeds the strength requirements of MIL-DTL-24050.

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12-strand single braid, copolymer olefins

Lugger Line is a 12-strand single braid of copolymer olefins. Polypropylene and high-density polyethylene are coextruded to form the fiber. Upon cooling, the molten polyethylene and polypropylene material coalesce into a unique fiber with tenacity comparable to polyester but without the friction associated with polypropylene filament.

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Double braid, Technora® Aramid core, Technora® sleeve

Tech-Kern is a Kernmantle-style rope consisting of a braided Technora® Aramid core covered by a 48-strand Technora® mantle.

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