Replacement Lifelines


Member III
Hello to all,
After hearing of someone falling onto a stainless lifeline and cracking a rib, I'm giving thought to replacing my 1X19 stainless lifelines with three strand nylon. It has good strength 1,000lbs breaking, but has a stretch of 15%. I know that a line with stretch is not the most advised type, but it seems that it would act to absorb shock. Any thoughts?

Best always,
E28+ Valinor

John Wressell

Member II
Lifeline Replacement

I'd stick with stainless wire,which we replace every few years. If you want to go with rope I'd think of kevlar, stronger than nylon and it doesn't give.

John Wressell