Armare s.r.l.
via Meucci, 3 - Z. I. Aussa Corno
33058 San Giorgio di Nogaro (Udine) - ITALY

Racing line

High-performance ropes with core in Dyneema® SK99 and SK78, enhanced with additional HPS + PU treatments. Available as single braid or double braid with various covers to be selected according to the intended use.

The Racing line also includes a selection of “Soft Braid” ropes.

All the ropes of the Racing line can be configured in every detail in the Armare Ropes Configurator.

Lightweight and flexible ropes
with excellent grip and
“Super Shape” treatment.

Comparative table

Overview

Racing line

Racing line

  • > Single braid
  • > Double braid (Core + Cover)

The rope can be composed by choosing both the core and the cover from the various options available on the configurator

Racing Line

Single braid

Single braid
  • Dyneforce® 99Dyneema® SK99
  • Superound® 78Dyneema® SK78

Single braid

Double braid

Cores
  • Dyneema® SK99HPS + PU
  • Dyneema® SK78HPS + PU
Covers
  • PBO® / Dyneema®PBO / DYN
  • PBO® / Black (Gold) Technora® / Dyneema®PBO / BTEC o GTEC / DYN
  • Black (Gold) Technora® / Dyneema®BTEC o GTEC / DYN
  • Black (Gold) Technora® / Dyneema® / PoliestereBTEC o GTEC / DYN / PET
  • Kevlar® / Dyneema®KEV / DYN
  • Kevlar® / Dyneema® / PoliestereKEV / DYN / PET

Double braid

Special treatments

Different special treatments may be applied to the braided cores and to the technical fibers to enhance their characteristics in terms of elongation, creep and resistance, and to obtain even better performance.

Single Braids

Racing line

Dyneforce 99
12 plait with Dyneema® SK99 impregnated with polyurethane coating and special heat treatment HPS. Ideal for tackles, backstays, runners, baby stays, halyards on hydraulic cylinders, strops and loops; moreover for bindings where high breaking load, low elongation and minimal amount of space are required.

Superound 78
12 plait with Dyneema® SK78 impregnated with polyurethane coating and special heat treatment HPS.
Ideal for tackles, backstays, runners, baby stays, control lines, strops and loops; moreover for lashings where a good breaking load and a low elongation are required.

Cores

Racing line

Dyneema® SK99 + HPS + PU
Dyneema® SK99 delivers the highest tenacity available in a light weight polymer fiber. Indeed, compared to Dyneema® SK78, it shows a 20% increase on tenacity and a 35% higher modulus. Dyneema® SK99 appears thinner and lighter compared to ropes with the same diameter, but with a significant increase in strength, which entails an increase on performance and a better response of the boat. Other features: low water absorption, high UV resistance, minimal elongation and good flexibility.

Dyneema® SK78 HPS + PU
The High Modulus fiber Dyneema® SK78, characterized by a remarkable stability under constant loads, provides the following features: low creep, elevated breaking load, low elongation, light weight, low level of water absorption, high resistance to UV rays and abrasion, great flexibility, high resistance to cutting. The ropes made with Dyneema® SK78 + HPS + PU are therefore destined to extreme performances, especially during highly demanding regattas when the permanent load is continuously present.

Fiber Characteristics Dyneema® SK99 Dyneema® SK78
Tenacity [cN/dTex] 42,50 35,10
Modulus [cN/dTex] 1590 1160
Creep [-] Very good Very good
Specific gravity [Kg/dm3] 0,975 0,975
Melting Temp [°C] 147 147

Covers

Racing line

PBO / Dyneema®
Thanks to the presence of PBO®, this cover has a high resistance to abrasion. The right mix with Dyneema® fibre transfers a good fluidity to the ropes when released on winch under load. Tests on racing boats have demonstratedthe amazing durability to high frequency movements of the cover

USE: High load and temperature don’t scare this cover. It is a good solution for afterguys and genoa sheets.

PBO – Zylon® / Black Technora® o Gold Technora® / Dyneema®
This cover is the ideal choice for running rigging subjected to high loads or high temperatures. Moreover, it is suitable for all those manoeuvers where very fast recoveries are necessary as it avoids the melt of the fibers and damages that affect the life of the cover. The mixture of three different highperformance fibers guarantees a remarkable durability and smoothness as well as an excellent resistance to abrasion and heat, thanks to the high melting point of the basic fibers.

USE: For the use on spinnaker/gennaker sheets, spinnaker/gennaker halyards, runner tails

Black Technora® o Gold Technora® / Dyneema®
The mixture of these fibres has been carefully studied to be fairly distributed in order to make them take advantage of their mutual characteristics, both in terms of durability and performance. Excellent results in order of smoothness, abrasion resistance and durability have been reached.

USE:Ideal for high fatigue manoeuvres and repeated mechanical stress, in particular where the wear of the cover is steadily present e.g. jib sheets, tacklines and staysail sheets

Black Technora® o Gold Technora®/ Dyneema® / Poliestere
This item is suitable for many different boats and uses because of its excellent resistance to abrasion and to repeated bending. Compared to TEC/DYN covers, it is easer to customize thanks to the presence of Polyester and it even becomes more recognizable in the distinction of the different manoeuvres

USE: It’s simple to control and to release on winches. Ideal for jib and gennaker sheets as well as for halyard and control lines

Kevlar® / Dyneema®
The combination in due proportions of Kevlar® and Dyneema® turns this cover into a first-class rope. It’s a good alternative to PBO/DYN covers as soon as slightly lower loads but high repetition cycles on running rigging are required. Tests made on board of the top of the class racing boats during hard sessions of match races confirme that those two fibres work in symbiosis and that their characteristics compensate one another.

USE: This cover is used on One Design jib sheets and high-load tackles whenever the repetition of cycles on running rigging is high.

Kevlar®/ Dyneema®/ Poliestere
It preserves similar characteristics as its sister-cover BTEC/ DYN/PET, but thanks to the high point of fusion of Kevlar® it is more suitable for high speed manoeuvres and load. It holds one of the best grips but a lower UV resistance in comparison to Black Technora®, which is composed by special pigments that protract the life of the rope, despite of the exposure to UV rays.

USE: Ideal for manoeuvres of high fatigue and cyclical mechanical stress e.g. jib sheets, tacklines and staysail sheets.

Soft Braid Racing

Four variants, designed to maintain optimal grip in the hand and characterized by the exclusive “Super Shape” treatment. Soft Braid ropes are lightweight and flexible, they do not create kinks and do not absorb water. They are ideal for use on monotypes and for making closed-circuit furling lines.

GRIP TREATMENT

The Grip Treatment applied on the yarn of the protective cover gives excellent sensitivity in the bare hand , as well as ensuring a superior grip on the stoppers, making this ropes ideal for use on One Design monotypes.

Super Compact

The Super Compact core makes the cover easy to remove and lighter while maintaining an incomparable compactness and ensuring high resistance to abrasion, good breaking load and low elongation.

Super Shape

Super Shape construction prevents deformation resulting from repeated passages on the ratchet blocks. The rope maintains a perfect roundness avoiding slippage due to the “triangularization” of the sheet.

Soft Braid 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

Racing line

Soft Braid 5
Braid made with Supercompact Dyneema® SK78, impregnated with PU coating and anti-flattening insert. Sliding cover and resistant to abrasions. Super Shape core with anti-flattening insert. For sheets which are designed to perfectly work on winches and blocks and do not create loops and kinks.

Soft Braid 6
Braid made with Supercompact Dyneema® SK78, impregnated with PU coating and anti-flattening insert. This cover is very resistant to high temperature abrasions. Super Shape core with anti-flattening insert. For sheets that are designed to perfectly work on winches and blocks and suffer from high temperature wear and tears reached during fast surges. It doesn’t create loops and kinks.

Soft Braid 7
Braid made with Supercompact Dyneema® SK78, impregnated with PU coating and anti-flattening insert. This cover is very resistant to high temperature abrasions. Super Shape core with anti-flattening insert. For sheets that are designed to perfectly work on winches and blocks and suffer from high temperature wear and tears due to several maneuvers. It doesn’t create loops and kinks.

Soft Braid 8
Braid made with Supercompact Dyneema® SK78, impregnated with PU coating and anti-flattening insert. This cover is very resistant to high temperature abrasions. Super Shape core with anti-flattening insert. For sheets that are designed to perfectly work on winches and blocks and suffer from high temperature wear and tears due to several maneuvers. It doesn’t create loops and kinks.

Best Sellers

Racing line

  1. Double Braid Rope

    Soft Braid 8

    Core DYN SK78 + PU + SC + SS
    Cover BTEC / DYN / PET

    SKU: NA26C85_CDY

    This cover is very resistant to high temperature abrasions. Super Shape core with anti-flattening insert. For sheets that are designed to perfectly work on winches and blocks.

  2. Double Braid Rope

    Soft Braid 5

    Core DYN SK78 + PU + SC + SS
    Cover PET / GRIP / DYN / KEV

    SKU: NA26C82

    Sliding cover and resistant to abrasions. Super Shape core with anti-flattening insert. For sheets which are designed to perfectly work on winches and blocks.
  3. Double Braid Rope

    DYN SK99 + HPS + PU

    Core DYN SK99 + HPS + PU
    Cover PBO / BTEC / DYN

    SKU: NA20C75

    For the use on spinnaker/gennaker sheets, spinnaker/gennaker halyards, runner tails

  4. Double Braid Rope

    DYN SK99 + HPS + PU

    Core DYN SK99 + HPS + PU
    Cover KEV / DYN / PET

    SKU: NA20C78

    This cover is used on One Design jib sheets and high-load tackles whenever the repetition of cycles on running rigging is high
  5. Double Braid Rope

    DYN SK78 + HPS + PU

    Core DYN SK78 + HPS + PU
    Cover GTEC / DYN

    SKU: NA58C72

    Ideal for high fatigue manoeuvres and repeated mechanical stress, in particular where the wear of the cover is steadily present e.g. jib sheets, tacklines and staysail sheets
  6. Double Braid Rope

    DYN SK78 + HPS + PU

    Core DYN SK78 + HPS + PU
    Cover BTEC / DYN / PET

    SKU: NA58C85 - Racing

    It’s simple to control and to release on winches. Ideal for jib and gennaker sheets as well as for halyard and control lines
  7. Double Braid Rope

    DYN SK78 + HPS + PU

    Core DYN SK78 + HPS + PU
    Cover GTEC / DYN / PET

    SKU: NA58C80

    It’s simple to control and to release on winches. Ideal for jib and gennaker sheets as well as for halyard and control lines

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