Kinetic Recovery Ropes

The concept of using a Kinetic Recovery Rope to recover a stuck vehicle is simple – use a stretchy nylon rope to pull on a stuck vehicle, because the elasticity of the nylon will efficiently and smoothly transfer kinetic energy from the assisting vehicle to the stuck vehicle.  And because the nylon stretches, it greatly reduces the shock-loading that is applied to whatever connection point on the vehicle you are using (always be sure to use a properly rated attachment point).

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TWO TYPES: ASR sells two types of Kinetic Recovery Rope - our standard "KRR" and our coated "UKRR" (Ultimate Kinetic Recovery Rope).  Our UKRR features several upgrades including 1) a Fiberlock coating on the entire body which provides improved abrasion resistance, seals the rope to greatly reduce water absorption and makes it easier to clean, and 2) a fantastically durable rubberized coating on the eyes.

SIZING YOUR ROPE: Field testing has shown that the preferred factor of safety for a Kinetic Recovery Rope is 3:1, and so it is important to properly size your rope.  A Kinetic Recovery Rope should be sized to the vehicle that is doing the pulling, since it is the one that is generating the kinetic energy that is being applied to the rope - select a rope that has an MTS (Breaking Strength) that is 3X greater than vehicle weight.  Our Kinetic Recovery Rope sizing chart, along with more info on them and how to use them can be found here: kinetic-recovery-rope-info-and-usage