At EDELRID we have tackled the problem and developed a rope that has a particularly high cut resistance. This is made possible by the new "Cut Protect" rope technology. This means high-strength aramid fibers are braided into the rope sheath during the braiding process. Compared to polyamide, aramid has a significantly higher cut resistance.
aramid is a particularly static material. Compared to polyamide, it has virtually no dynamic properties. However, in the event of a fall, it is necessary to absorb the resulting energy and thus reduce the impact force to a tolerable level.
Since the current standard for dynamic mountain ropes does not include a test procedure for assessing the cut resistance, at EDELRID we have developed a special machine that simulates this load under laboratory conditions. The internal comparison of the Swift Pro Dry and the Swift Protect Pro Dry shows that ropes with Cut Protect technology have
almost twice as much cut resistance as conventional mountain ropes.