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Posted: 02/07/20 06:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not a surprise that opinions here vary. But wasn't the question about kinetic ropes? [emoticon]


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I've been recovering trucks, airplanes and pieces, farm equipment and anything else you can imagine since I was 18. Obviously, this is an "OFFROAD THING" and if you're not in that group, no one is interested in alternate/better ideas. As I said, you get what you pay for. If your mind's made up why ask?


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Posted: 02/07/20 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

Not a surprise that opinions here vary. But wasn't the question about kinetic ropes? [emoticon]


Yes. Indeed. My specific question was WHAT mid priced kinetic rope I should buy.

Not IF.... but WHAT.

You caught this detail. :-)

And BTW I will also carry a pair of Maxtrax, and a very good shovel. At least.

For the person that suggested it.

Thanks.

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Posted: 02/07/20 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pigman1 wrote:

......If your mind's made up why ask?


The only question I asked to start this thread, was in the first post

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“Best *mid priced* Kinetic Recovery Rope? “

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LosAngeles wrote:

BradW wrote:

My suggestion would be two 30' x 3" standard recovery straps and a couple of D-rings.


ps. this is a good, related article, and it explains why I do not want to buy a tow strap, even if it is called something else on the package.

My research indicates that kinetic Recovery Ropes are a LOT safer for everyone involved, and is also safer for both vehicles, (far less jerk on the rigs)

https://www.roundforge.com/articles/why-you-dont-want-tow-strap-hooks/
Yes that is a comparison of tow strap vs recovery strap. Know the difference and use them each appropriately for the situation.

I carry a 2" recovery strap (not tow strap) and have never used it and hope not to. Not sure I see a big difference between recovery strap and recovery rope.


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LosAngeles wrote:



Also - judging from their website - the Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue company is primarily a TOWING company - and for towing I can see how a conventional tow strap would often be preferable.


You need to watch the show before posting about it. Their show is 95% about recovery, that is the only interesting part about it. Any idiot can drive the tow truck back to the shop.

I've been heavily involved in offroad since the early 70's. I have participated in hundreds of offroad recoveries. I have never once seen one of those stretchy ropes used on the trail for anything. 99% of the time the equipment used for offroad recovery is some combination of winches, recovery straps, tree straps and d-rings.

But, its your money, buy what you want.

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I am going to add to the chorus and tell you to buy a 3" x 30' strap. I have used all kinds of ropes for recovery and none but the really huge barge ropes really did the job like a 3" strap. Call it a recovery strap or a tow strap if you want, but they do stretch and they are made for what we're discussing. Replace it when the sun or dirt in the fibers compromises its strength, which will happen with both straps and ropes. You might be reluctant to throw out a $200+ rope but I bet you won't feel the same way about a $40 strap.

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LosAngeles wrote:


I am not looking to tow… I am looking for RECOVERY - a whole different thing.

This article has more info.

https://www.roundforge.com/articles/why-you-dont-want-tow-strap-hooks/


I think you missed the point of this article. Don't use a tow strap, use a recovery strap, and beware tow straps labeled recovery straps.

* This post was edited 02/08/20 09:20am by DWeikert *


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Posted: 02/08/20 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a few people on this thread pointed out - in their opinion (and my opinion) both a row strap and a Kinetic rope can be useful in different situations in recoveries. I am fortunate enough to be able to afford both (in addition to other recovery gear I will carry)

To clarify - I will not be doing serous overlanding or off roading.

So my question only ever was, and is - looking for recommendations for Kinetic Ropes. (NOT if I should buy one, but what one to buy)

Thanks for the kinetic rope suggestions above. Appreciated.

And thanks to all, for the many thoughts, and the lively discussion. :-)

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Look at OK off road, they have several different straps

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