General Purpose Polymeric Rope Coatings

Rope coatings serve several meaningful purposes, and when it comes to general purpose coatings, we at ASR prefer the performance characteristics associated with chemical-based polymeric coatings - such as the fiberlock variety that we use.  Thes

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Making Rope

This less-than-30-second video shows the major processes associated with making one of the types of rope that we use. The braiders in particular can be mesmerizing! We at ASR typically forego the factory-applied color coating and instead go with a

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High-Visibility Colors

When choosing colors for your rigging gear, does a high-visibility color matter?  It might you are doing recoveries when the sun is down... this is an unmodified picture of one of our "Saturn Yellow" Kinetic Recovery Ropes at dusk, showing just

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Hard Shackles

When shopping for a screw pin bow shackle, there are many factors to consider!  Rated strength is one.  Applied safety factors can vary, with common safety factors ranging from 4:1 (for many steel shackles) to 6:1 (for some alloy-based mode

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