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

Overview

Racing line

High-performance ropes with core in Dyneema® SK99 and SK78, enhanced with additional HPS + PU treatments.

The products are available as single braid in Dyneema® or double braid with the addition of various high-performance covers, to be selected during the configuration process, according to the intended use.

The Racing line also includes a selection of “Soft Braid” ropes intended for use on racing monotypes.

Racing line

Ropes for racing boats of any size for all uses where extreme performance is required

Racing line products are available both as single braids and double braids, and they are configurable by combining one of the two available cores with one of the six different technical covers available.

The cores to choose from are Dyneema® SK99 and Dyneema® SK78, both enriched by the special HPS + PU treatment.

The wide availability of high-performance covers allows to configurate any type of rope to be used on the most important running rigging of the best racing boats.

Armare Ropes has also developed a series of specific products for the most important racing monotypes, used in professional circuits, including the “Soft Braid” range.

Racing
line

The ropes of the Racing line are available both as single braids and double braids (complete rope: core + cover).

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

Racing Line

Single braid / Trecce singole

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

Single braid / Trecce singole

Double braid / Cime complete

Cores / Anime
  • Dyneema® SK99HPS + PU
  • Dyneema® SK78HPS + PU
Covers / Calze
  • 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 / Cime complete

Single Braids

Racing line

SK99
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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.

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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.

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.

Cores

Racing line

SK99
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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.

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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

SK99
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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.

SK99
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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

SK99
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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

SK99
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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

SK99
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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.

SK99
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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.

Composite Cables
& Standing Rigging

Standing rigging systems in PBO-Zylon®, code cables, no-torsion cables, strops and steel fittings. Click the link below to download the PDF catalogue.

Soft Braid Racing

Four soft ropes which are ideal for use on racing monotypes

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 is applied on the yarn of the protective cover. It gives excellent feeling in the bare hand and excellent grip on the stoppers, making the cover ideal to be used on One Design monotypes.

Super Compact

The Super Compact core make it easy to remove the cover and lightens the finished line, maintaining an incomparable compactness of the braid 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 works better on the pulley groove, maintaining perfect roundness and avoiding slippage due to the “triangularization” of the sheet.

Soft Braid Racing comparative table
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Marine and yachting
catalogue

Click the link below to download the Armare
Ropes marine and yachting PDF catalogue.

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