Rooster Rope Polilite Line was designed specifically for the Laser to prevent kinks and twists.
In other ropes, the outer jacket rotates around the inner core causing tangles as the core tightens under load and the less loaded cover shifts around it. Polilite virtually eliminates this problem - a tightly woven polyester cover takes the entire load and the lower tech polypropylene core is held fast, preventing twists.
Polilite must be fully washed to remove all lubricating detergents used in manufacturing the tightly woven cover. (Machine-washing in a mesh bag is best.)
Polilite requires a bit more care than other line, so make sure all of the coils and kinks are out of the rope before you dead end it and inspect the outer core for wear.
- The 5.5mm Rooster rope works well as spinnaker sheets and halyards or drifter main and jib sheets. The 7 mm diameters make excellent dinghy mainsheets. Polilite was specifically designed with the Laser sailor in mind. The 9mm works well for larger dinghy and one design keelboat mainsheets. Some sailors use smaller diameter for lighter winds.
- Polilite is a very grippy line. It does not compact in hand and retains shape well.
Cover Material: Polyester
- Polilite has a tightly woven, hardwearing, load bearing outer cover. The construction of the cover is what minimizes the risk of twists. The cover does not rotate, shift, or tighten around the core when under load. Polyester is more durable than Polypropylene.
Core Material: Polypropylene
- A polypropylene core makes for a lightweight line with very little water absorption. The core helps the line maintain its shape.
End Termination: Melted
- Polilite ends can be melted easily.
- Cannot be spliced due to its tightly woven construction.
- Cannot be stripped due to its tightly woven construction.
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I can attest without a doubt that while I still end up fighting a ball of line trying to dive off at a weather mark in 20 knots from time to time the Rooster line definitely does it the least of all the other mainsheet rope makers I have tried.
I carry two sizes 6mm for less than 10 knots and 7mm for over 10 knots. 44 feet seems to be the right length for me.
- Kinks the Least
- It still kinks a little
- Grip and no kinking
- Slippery before washing
Hi, this is Kyle from APS, and I'm here to share with you some of the characteristics of Polylite line by Rooster.
This is a double-braid line. It's available in 3 diameters. In yellow, the ¼” or 5.5 millimeters. In black and blue, 9/32” or 7 millimeters. There's also a black one in a 3/8” diameter, 9 millimeter. 7 millimeter is our most popular by far. This was originally specifically designed for the needs of laser sailing.
What sets this apart, it's a double-braid. The outside is a polyester jacket. The inside's polypropylene where with most technical lines you see the cover is there just to protect the core. The core taking the load, so the core is loaded up and the jacket isn't maybe loaded up as much. The jacket can move around on the core. With this, the jacket takes the load and not the core. The jacket's pulled tight. It's always holding onto the core. It doesn't rotate around it, and therefore, it doesn't develop kinks as easily. It also just, for the kinks that it does, just tends to shed them. If you can imagine getting to the weather mark on a really breezy day and you want the boom, the main to go out very quickly and you don't want to be pulling kinks out of the lines so that it'll run through the ratchet, this just tends to zing right out, and you get the boom out as quickly as possible.
This is a line that is tied on. It's not really a spliceable line.
This is Polylite by Rooster. For these and all your line needs, visit us at APSltd.com.