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How to handle the rope

How to handle the rope

To make the rope last as long as possible and its use safe, we recommend the following:

  • Protect the rope from direct contact with rough surfaces, sharp edges, the effects of chemicals and high temperatures.
  • For ropes with braided loops or  ropes joined by braiding, the strength is reduced by just 10 % Knots reduce the strength of the rope by 25 - 55 %.
  • Avoid bending the rope sharply when it is under under tension, because in this case only about half of the fibres would be stressed. The minimum bending diameter of the rope should be six times greater than the diameter of the rope.
  • The ropes are subjected to considerable wear and tear in exposed areas where they are exposed to prolonged friction and abrasion. It is therefore advisable to check these points and regularly change the position of the rope so that it is used more evenly. The most stressed areas are the areas that come into with anchoring eyes, pulleys, etc.
  • Never stand in the direction of rope tension. If the rope breaks, the energy released can can cause serious injury.


To cut the ropes, it is necessary to use a sharp knife or fusing wire. If you cut the rope with a knife, remember to secure the two parts from unraveling with duct tape or wire. Always seal the ends of synthetic ropes that have been split by means other than fusing wire, that being  with a lighter flame at least.

TIP The ideal choice for rope cutting is to use a heat cutter. LANEX specifically recommends  this one: ROPE CUTTER as well as   replacement blades for it.

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