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F/30 Backstay Systems

F/30 Backstay Systems

We Custom Make Rigging When You Order It
If you would like to use a line type, diameter, length or configuration different than what we have listed below, give our Customer Service Department a call at (800)729.9767 and we’ll be happy to customize a solution for you.

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When Will Your Order Ship?
APS will contact you with within one business day with a day-definite shipping date for your rigging order. All rigging orders are processed on a first come, first served basis and our shipping dates are determined by the current volume of orders in our Rigging Department. Please be aware that at the peak of our season (May - August), rigging times may exceed three business days.

For quicker navigation of our available options, you may choose from the list below or scroll through this page for all of our class legal F/30 rigging options:

F/30 Backstay F/30 Backstay Cascade
F/30 Backstay Control Line F/30 Backstay Safety Line
F/30 Backstay Flicker





F/30 - Backstay

F/30 Backstay
Diameter: 1/4"
Line Option:
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75; minimal stretch with zero water absorption
Dynex Dux 75Very High Performance100% Heat Set Dyneema SK-75; Doesn't Creep (static load elongation); ultra light weight


Our F/30 Backstays are made from two options, Amsteel Blue or Dynex Dux. Amsteel is 100% Dyneema, making it low creep and good for high static-load jobs. The fiber is UV-stable and abrasion resistant. It does not absorb water, so it remains lightweight. Dynex Dux is very high performance, designed to not elongate with high loads while remaining incredibly strong and lightweight.

Both options have sailmaker thimbles spliced into eyes on both ends. The masthead thimble is smaller than the deck end for a better fit and less weight.

M3030B Backstay 1/4 AmSteel Blue w/Sailmaker Thimbles Price: $113.67 M3030C Backstay 5mm Dynex Dux (Heat Set SK-75) w/Sailmaker Thimbles Price: $168.87



F/30 Backstay Cascades

F/30 Backstay Cascades
Diameter: Primary: 1/4" or Secondary: 3/16"
Line Option:
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75; minimal stretch with zero water absorption


Our F/30 Backstay Cascades are both made from Amsteel Blue. Amsteel is 100% Dyneema, making it low creep and good for high static-load jobs. The fiber is UV-stable and abrasion resistant. It does not absorb water, so it remains lightweight. They are made with luggage tag eyes on each end for easy attachment.

M3017A Backstay 2nd Cascade 3/16 AmSteel Blue w/Luggage Tag Eyes Price: $34.50 M3018A Backstay 1st Cascade 1/4 Amsteel Blue w/Luggage Tag Eyes Price: $42.15



F/30 Backstay Control Line


F/30 Backstay Control Line
Diameter: 1/4"
Line Options:
New England Salsa Line High Performance Dyneema SK-75/Polyester single braid with minimal stretch; moderate water absorption
Yale Conception High Performance Dyneema SK-75/Polypropylene single braid; minimal stretch with zero water absorption
Maffioli Swiftcord High Performance Dyneema SK-75/Cordura single braid; minimal stretch; zero water absorption; durable
Samson XLS Extra Mid-Range Performance Dyneema SK-60/Polypropylene core provides low stretch with minimal water absorption
New England VPC Mid-Range Performance Vectran/Polypropylene core provides low stretch with minimal water absorption


Our F/30 Backstay Control Lines are made in your choice of either single braids (Salsa, Swiftcord or Conception) or double braids (VPC or XLS Extra). The single braids are made of Dyneema core that provide minimal stretch and durability.

Of the double braids, both have minimal water absorption. XLS Extra is a blended Dyneema core that has the benefits of Dyneema at a more economical price. VPC is a blended Vectran and Polypropylene core that is low stretch and has the no-creep of Vectran at a more economical price. All options have end whips for durability.

M3016A Backstay 4:1 Control 6mm Salsa w/Whipped Ends Price: $61.98 M3016B Backstay 4:1 Control 6mm Swiftcord w/Whipped Ends Price: $56.92
M3016D Backstay 4:1 Control 1/4 VPC w/Whipped Ends Price: $45.88 M3016E Backstay 4:1 Control 1/4 MLX w/Whipped Ends Price: $67.04



F/30 Backstay Safety Line

F/30 Backstay Safety Line
Diameter: 1/4"
Line Option:
Samson AmSteel Blue High Performance Dyneema SK-75; minimal stretch with zero water absorption


Our F/30 Backstay Safety Line is made of Amsteel Blue. Amsteel is 100% Dyneema, making it low creep and good for high static-load jobs. The fiber is UV-stable and abrasion resistant. It does not absorb water, so it remains lightweight. Backstay safety lines are made with a luggage tag eye on each end for easy attachment.

M3019A Backstay Safety Strop 1/4 AmSteel Blue w/Luggage Tag Eyes Price: $42.15


F/30 - Backstay Flicker

F/30 - Backstay Flicker

These are original RBS flicker battens. They are untapered fiberglass and come undrilled, 15mm wide by 230cm long. We recommend installing the crane fasteners with Red Thread Lock. The stainless steel ring listed below is ¾” diameter 1/8” gauge with a SWL of 440 lbs. and very light weight. This can be seized onto the flicker tip.

Oversized Shipping:
Due to the overall dimensions of the Backstay Flicker, our carriers classify it as "oversized". Please click here for more information.


SED191207 S.S. Round Ring 1/8 x 3/4 ID Price: $2.25

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