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Post Options Post Options   Quote mozzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 18 at 8:07am
I take back my earlier comment about them being the same rope after reading this thread and having a browse of roosters site. Rooster sell both excel control (black technora) and their own branded easy splice which has the white flec dynema and looks the same as English braids. So the rooster version and EB may very well be easier to splice.

However, I really had no problem with the marlow excel control. Short taper on the end and pulled through. Might have been easier still with a wire fid.

If the OP doesn't have a wire fid then getting one would be cheaper than buying all new lines.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote elzorillo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 18 at 9:01pm
Thanks for all the comments.

I ended up ordering the Rooster Easy Splice, purely down to their excellent demonstration video on the site.

It's not arrived yet so cant comment on it.. but I will.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote By The Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 18 at 10:10pm
It's a common miss conception that you need to use a specialist continuous  control rope for continuous control lines. Any dyneema cored rope can be used although the splice is admittedly a little more tricky although it is worth it because the rope is generally much better
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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 6:55am
Originally posted by By The Lee

Any dyneema cored rope can be used although the splice is admittedly a little more tricky</span>

This may be true but Dyneema cored Polyester is not the best choice for control lines IMHO. The Polyester cover does not grip in the cleats as well as the 'Technora' stuff. Worse still the cover eventually parts and runs back like Nora Bat ties stocking.
Whatever 'Technora' is, it is grippy and wear resistant, and very strong.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 9:17am
the Rooster stuff was really ( err!) easy!   after failing with Marlow
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Post Options Post Options   Quote By The Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 5:18pm
I think its just down to the rope you choose you can get Dymeena cored with technora cover that lasts for ever my favour is southern ropes GP T Braid
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 5:54pm
Originally posted by ian.r.mcdonald

the Rooster stuff was really ( err!) easy!   after failing with Marlow

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ClubRacer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 7:21pm
splicing continuous with a Dyneema core instead of Technora/Dyneema cover has the disadvantage of not having the same diameter at the splice as the rest of the rope which doesn't work well in the cleats.

It's also considerably harder to splice. Taper it then continuous splice rather than just cut the core out.

The cover is also a bit harder to open up on the non specifically designed stuff which also adds to to the frustration



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Post Options Post Options   Quote By The Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 7:49pm
Its possible to splice without just tapering down to the core is the diameter doesn't change much
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ardea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 18 at 12:30pm
As said above, English braids stuff (and looks like the rooster stuff) is a much larger/looser weave and significantly easier to splice.  The Marlow stuff is extremely critical to tension in the outer braid, when pulling the other bit through.  A bit of water and plenty of patience to get the right tensions and 'kack' are what I've found is required.

P.S. I've got a couple of marlow splices coming up and am not looking forward to them!
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