D2 Covered Eye Splice
D2 Covered Eye Splice – D2 and V2
Used for core dependent rope constructions such as D2 Racing, V2 etc. Designs where the core contributes most or all the strength and the cover provides protection to the rope.
Skill rating: Advanced 4/5
Locking Eye Splice – one end free
A popular starting splice great for beginners and one that is most common for locking Dyneema splices. This versatile splice can be applied in all applications where a lock is required.
Skill rating 2/5
Locking Eye Splice – both ends free
A popular starting splice and one that is most common for locking Dyneema splices. This versatile splice can be applied in all applications where a lock is required.
Skill rating 2/5
EXCEL control Continuous Loop Splice
Control Line End-to-End – Control Line.
The Excel Control Line Continuous Loop splice is specifically designed to make endless loops useful for kicker, cunningham and outhaul systems. Marlow’s Control Line has a tough, strong cover that takes much of the load bearing duties and a small polypropylene core that is designed to be sacrificed in this very neat end-to-end slice.
Skill rating: Beginner 2/5
EXCEL R8 Taper
Excel R8 Taper – Excel R8
A Taper splice is useful in areas of rope that don’t require handling, for reducing friction and when needing to change the diameter of the line. Marlow’s high performing Excel R8 is the perfect rope for this type of splice available in 4-8mm diameters either working as a halyard or high performance sheet working well in ratchet blocks.
Skill rating: Intermediate 3/5
How to make a Soft Shackle
Soft Shackles are a great skill to master and they can be made in all shapes and sizes suitable for a variety of applications and fastenings. This quick and easy tutorial will guide you step by step.
If you are new to diamond knots, this part may take a bit of practice, however, the splice is quick and easy. Made with Dyneema, Marlow Soft Shackles have incredible breakload strength and are a worthy addition to your climbing or sailing kit, for use at home, outdoors or wherever you may venture.
Skill rating -Splice 2/5 | Diamond knot 4/5