Samson Ropes Trophy Braid is the softest and easiest to hold of the double braid polyesters we sell. This line was specifically constructed to be easy to hold in hand while staying securely in place in ratchets and winches. You may find that you need one less wrap on a winch, making for smoother tacks.
- Trophy Braid is excellent for cruising sailors who want a rope with a soft hand. Use as cruising sheets of all types, and control lines like travelers that will get handled often.
- Soft and fuzzy, easy to hold in hands. Fuzziest line we supply.
Cover Material: Spun Polyester
- The Polyester cover is spun to create a soft, matte, nonslip finish that is easy on the hands and provides a solid grip on winch drums and in cleats. Cover is durable, and a fairly loose weave, which makes it very flexible. Tends to be slighty firmer than regular double braid polyesterds.
Core Material: Polyester
- This polyester core is not strong enough for stripping as double braid polyesters carry the load in both the cover and the core, and is uncoated.
End Termination: Melted
- Ends are easily melted but can be whipped for added durability.
- Easy to splice sizes over 1/4" with a Double Braid Splice.
- Cannot be stripped - the polyester core is not durable enough without the cover.
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|Line Application||Mainsheet, Jib/Genoa Sheet, Spinnaker Sheet, Control Line|
|Line Construction||Double Braid|
- Easy to grip/hold
- Did not run as well through the blocks of a 6to1 mainsheet, as the fuzzy cover rubbed, friction, on adjacent line in the purchase and slowed the easing out in light air sailing
Hi, this is Kyle from APS and I'm here to share with you some of the characteristics of Trophy Braid Line by Samson Ropes.
This is a double braid, polyester. It is available in diameters 3/16” up to ½”. What's unique about this is unlike other double braid polyesters, this has kind of a fuzzy yarn in it. It makes it very easy to hold on to. We noticed that throughout the diameter, starting here with the 3/16”, while they still put the fuzziness in it, it's not quite as gripable until you get up into these diameters here, where there's a lot more of that fuzzy surface area in your hand.
All of the diameters are easier to hold onto but as you get more and more surface area, man, it just wants to stay right there in your hand. Very nice characteristic about this, so it's soft. What does that give you? You may find that because this wants to grip surfaces, not only just your hand and cleats or say on a winch, you may actually take one less wrap on a winch, because it just wants to stick to the drum.
If you wanted to do an eye splice with this, you would do a traditional double braid eye splice. All these are braided, of course, except for the 3/16”. It's just too small. It does not have a braided core. This is the 3/16”. You can see it has a parallel core.
Then when we jump up to the ¼”, nice flexible, soft feeling. You can start to feel that fuzziness. We're in a braided core on the quarter inch and up, so you could do a double braid eye splice on that.
Moving on to the 5/16”. Really a nice feel, 5/16” core. 3/8”, and the 3/8” core. And 7/16” and the core on that. And lastly the ½”.
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