How to splice a HMPE/Dyneema-rope

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How to splice a HMPE/Dyneema-rope

Splicing rope is something everyone can learn. Depending on the type of rope, there are different levels of difficulty. Splicing a HMPE/Dyneema line is one of the easiest things you can learn. In this video we show you how to do it.

All you need to splice this type of rope is the following:

  • HMPE line D100 XTR
  • Ruler
  • A sharp knife or scissor
  • Marker pen
  • Splicing needle

Follow these steps to splice the rope like a pro

The first thing you need to do is measure how long the tuck should be in the rope. The tuck is necessary for the rope splice to retain its strength. When splicing an HMPE rope, you should have 60 times the diameter of the rope. If you have a 3mm rope, it will be 180mm, so 18cm tuck.

Mark at 18cm. This marking we call “A”

In the next step, choose the size of the loop you want. Pinch the rope together to see the size of the loop and make another marking that we then call “B”

In the next step, it’s time to take out the splicing needle and open up the rope by squeezing it together. Then, you pass the splicing needle through marking A.

Take the short end of the rope and thread it through the rope at marking B using the splicing needle and pass it beyond the marking.

Now you’ve made the loop itself, and it’s time to make a locking on the rope.

Insert the splicing needle into marking A and pull the long end through. Tighten the loop so that it sits well.

Open up the long end of the rope, what we’re going to do now is hide the short end inside the rope.

Put the outer part together over the splicing needle, and when you’ve come all the way up to the loop, you can put a splicing needle there to hold the outer part.

Take out a number of strands of the inner part to narrow the inner part. Cut, or trim the strands and also the end to make it as good as possible.

Remove the splicing needle and pull back the outer part.

Congratulations! You have just made a splice on an HMPE/Dyneema rope.

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