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Ultra-Tech Eye to Eye Split Tail (10mm)

 
3.5 (2)

Ultra_tech

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.5
Type of Use 
 
2.0  (2)
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0  (2)
Durability 
 
3.0  (2)
Technical Skill Required 
 
2.0  (2)
Ease of Use 
 
4.5  (2)
Safety 
 
3.5  (2)
Strength 
 
5.0  (2)
Portability 
 
5.0  (2)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Ultra-tech - My Staple for Eye to Eye tails

This is how my dealer describes Ultra-Tech:

"Double braid with 24 strand cover over technora inner core. Technora is a high hear resistant material with no stretch. Great for prussick loops, french prussicks or in a harken block system."



Now, I have to once again be careful because these cords come in so many different compositions and varieties, and especially after Nick's review, I had to check to be sure that this was indeed the same eye to eye that I have used more than any other for about 5 years. It is.



Ultra-tech, even now with Bee Line, is still my most used eye-to-eye prusik. I have had negative experiences with pure Technora prusiks, where there is no poly jacket. Nothing to do with melting - more like unraveling.



Now, to directly address what Nick mentioned in his review - I was told by the owner of my Arborist supply that the core of a Technora prusk holds "all the weight". I know this because I had 2 that started to unravel, and after they replaced the 1st one with like for like, they were nice enough to eventually just exchange it for an Ultratech. I was told that the covering, if unraveled, would not compromise my safety. But I don't like it unraveling, of course!



Oncce again, I never used it for speedy descent. Only for ascending and positioning.



But I love Ultratech.

Overall rating 
 
3.0
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
1.0
Durability 
 
1.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
1.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
2.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Save your money.

This cord is made with TOUGH fibers in the core. The cover...the part that touches your climbing line when you are climbing...the part responsible for holding you is made out of polyester, which doesn't have a high melting point compared to the core.



A rapid descent can quickly melt the thin cover fibers (that are only designed by the manufacturer to protect the core). Some may use this cord thinking that the technora core (the fibers the rope were named after) will be there to protect them if things go bad. However, there isn't a way for you to tie your friction hitch of choice, and know if the CORE only will hold you if you do damage/melt through the cover.



With newer ropes like HRC, Beeline, and Icetail out there, there is no longer a reason to continue using Ultra-tech and hitch cord. If you do use it, only apply it to low heat applications like lanyard adjusters.



love

nick

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