Samson Ropes Control DPX Line

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Samson Ropes Control DPX Line is a single braid that combines two unique fibers to produce a line that has grip and "soft-hand" feel of spun polyester with the benefit of lightweight strength.

Common Applications:

  • DPX makes a good control line on keelboats. Jib sheets, mainsheets or spinnaker sheets on dinghies or small keelboats. Good for all sheets on dinghies & small keelboats, especially ideal for mainsheet applications.


  • Easy to hold onto and flexible construction. It will compress somewhat in your hand and under loads. Not recommended for use in clutches or V cleats, only cam cleats

Cover Material: No cover

Core Material: Dyneema/Polyester with DPX

  • The combination of Dyneema with Samson's DPX fiber technology brings you the best abrasion and cut resistance of all high performance fibers. This 12-strand single braid is extremely durable, easy to splice, lightweight, easy on the hands and winch- and cleat-friendly. It runs well through blocks without kinking. DPX improves the grip and gives it the soft hand feel of a spun polyester.

End Termination: Melted

  • Ends can be melted easily.

Spliceable: Yes

  • Very loose weave makes splicing simple. Can easily add a 12 strand eye splice for attachment to becket of mainsheet block. Easily spliced making it work well on sheets and control lines.

Strippable: N/A

Size Specifics
Size: InchesSize: MillimetersTensile Strength (lbs.)Weight in Lbs/100 ft.
5/16 8 9,300 2.9
3/8 9 11,000 3.6
Line Characteristics
 Poor Average Excellent
Cleat/Clutch Holding          
Abrasion Resistance          
Thermal Resistance          
 Low Medium High
Water Absorption          

APS Advisor Custom Rigging and Splicing Services

More Information
Line Application Mainsheet, Jib/Genoa Sheet, Spinnaker Sheet, Control Line
Line Construction Single Braid
Core Material Polyester, Dyneema SK-78
Can Strip Cover? No
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Video Transcript

Hi, this is Kyle from APS. I'm here to share with you some of the characteristics of Control DPX line by Samson Ropes. This line is available in two different diameters, 5/16” and 3/8”, and the one color way. It's a single braid construction. The braid is such that you can do a 12 strand splice, an eye splice, on the end if you like.

What makes this unique is the blend of polyester and Dymeena in here. You've got this white part that looks kind of like a worsted wool almost. It's very soft and fuzzy. It's easy to hold on to. That's the DPX where they've put together polyester and Dyneema so it's grippable. It's still abrasion resistant and low stretch. Some very unique properties to this line. Again, very soft and flexible, low stretch, spliceable, and available in two diameters.

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