New England Ropes / Maxim KM III 3/8"
As a person who deals with climbing ropes on a near-daily…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: wholesale
As a person who deals with climbing ropes on a near-daily basis, I find New England Ropes to be the best on the market. The Maxim KM III is an example of a quality, static rope and is my choice in situations that do not warrant a dynamic rope.
I have been using New England's dynamic and static ropes for nearly 13 years on the Adventure Challenge Courses I manage. I think they are the best ropes in the industry. I've gone through dozens of ropes and belayed thousands of climbers. I've never had a single complaint about my NE ropes.
Although it is a static rope, I still find to have the Maxim KM III to have a bit too much stretch for rope ascending, as is needful for most cavers.
Here's what other sites are saying:
KMIII Max static rope is a balanced construction consisting of a continuous filament polyester twill pattern cover over a unidirectional nylon core. KMIII Max is designed to be more abrasion resistent, and to significantly reduce drag.
The KM-III Light-Use Rescue Static rope (3/8 in. x 200 ft.) is designed to meet the rigorous requirements associated with rescue and rappelling operations; KM-III is dual-certified (CE and NFPA). Applications include rappelling/abseiling, fixed rope applications, life safety rope, fall protection and confined space rescue. KM-III offers balanced kernmantle construction consisting of a continuous filament polyester cover braided over a unidirectional nylon core. UL-Classified to NFPA 1983:2006 for Light Use. Please note: this is not a climbing or mountaineering rope; it is designed for descending or lowering in case of rescue. Special knowledge and training are required to use this rope. Special buy.
CLOSEOUTS . “America's premier climbing ropes”, New England Ropes makes high-quality climbing ropes that are NFPA-approved and meet or exceed CE standards. KMIII static rope is ideal for rappelling, caving and rescue. UV-resistant polyester-covered nylon absorbs less moisture and has less stretch and more abrasion resistance. Length: 200' Diameter: 3/8 Falls: 14 Weight per 100 feet: 4 lb. 12 oz. Tensile strength: 24.69kN Elongation: 8% Weight: 8 lb. 14 oz. CLOSEOUTS . USA. Climbing and other related activities are inherently dangerous; anyone purchasing or using equipment for this purpose is personally responsible for getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use.
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