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Shock Cord - Novatec Braids

Shock Cord - Novatec Braids

Construction: Polyester Cover w/ a Rubber (Elastic) Core

The best shock cord we've found. It features a tough polyester cover that protects the elastic core from abrasion and sun exposure. In general, you'll want to keep the shock cord stretched between 30% and 80% of its length. (Below 30% stretch, return force is too low, and above 80%, you're approaching maximum stretch.) A good rule is to buy a length of shock cord twice as long as the "throw" in your system, then set it up so the shock cord is 30% stretched in its most-eased position. The largest sizes exert a return force of approximately 10 lbs. at 100% stretch.

Spliceable: No Full Spools: 500ft. (10% Discount for Full Spool Purchase)
Size Tensile Strength (lbs) Weight in Lbs/100ft.
Inches Millimeters
1/8 3 n/a n/a
3/16 5 n/a n/a
1/4 6 n/a n/a
5/16 8 n/a n/a
3/8* 9 n/a n/a
* Available in Black only

Please Note: Shock Cord is priced and sold by the foot.

MRSC18 Shock Cord: 1/8" (3mm) Price: $0.33 MRSC316 Shock Cord: 3/16" (5mm) Price: $0.42
MRSC14 Shock Cord: 1/4" (6mm) Price: $0.56 MRSC516 Shock Cord: 5/16" (8mm) Price: $0.78
MRSC38 Shock Cord: 3/8" (~10mm) Price: $1.51

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