Ever wondered how rope is made? Or how it's used in survival?
Whether you're a DIY-er, a boat owner, a fitness fanatic or anything else in between, Rope Warehouse answer some of the most frequently asked rope based questions on the internet - giving you a deeper inside into the construction, versatility and usability of your super strong and stranded companion...
Why Is Rope Twisted?
Laid or twisted rope is probably the most basic, common and familiar rope structure and is made by an intricate spinning and twisting of yarns and strands to help create the rope's functional strength.
What Is Rope Made Of?
Rope can be made from a number of different materials including natural fibre, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and more. Which type of rope you choose ultimately depends on what it's being used for and what kind of environment it exists within as well as a range of other factors.
Why Is Rope So Strong?
This has a lot to do with the individual rope making processes. Braiding increases rope strength due to the complex and dense configuration of fibres which creates a tough internal structure that has more stretch and is more effective at carrying and distributing a heavy load across the intricately braided fibres.
The traditional laid rope making process...
Braided rope being made...
What Is Rope Used For?
Rope is extremely practical and multi-functional - therefore it's capable of serving a vast number of different uses thanks to the variety of different materials it's made from. At Rope Warehouse we supply rope especially chosen for the home & garden, sports & leisure, arborist & climbing uses, film & theatre, as well as marine and industrial jobs and tasks.
Why Is Rope Called Line?
A line is a general nautical term for a rope. There are many different uses of ropes on boats, all have different names when performing a specific function: e.g. if a line is attached to a mainsail, the line becomes a main sheet.
Why Is Rope Important In Survival?
Rope is probably one of the simplest and most essential life saving staples in your survival kit. It can be used to make a shelter, carry cumbersome items or heavy loads, to traverse rock faces as well as a wide range of first aid applications such as making a sling, splint or a tourniquet.
Why Is Rope Jumping Good For You?
Jump rope is an effective cardiovascular workout that raises your heart rate significantly more than running and similar aerobic exercises. It's easier on your joints, ankles and feet than running and has high calorie burning potential - an intense jump rope workout could burn a huge 300 calories in up to 15 minutes!