Spectra & Dyneema Braids
At Ascot Splicing we offer a range of high performance braids with Spectra® and Dyneema®
cores. Spectra® cores ensure braids with low elongation and high strength. Spectra® braids include
Spectraspeed™, Dinghy Racing and Southern Lights.
Dyneema® SK75 is the world’s strongest fibre, with the ultimate strength to weight ratio for
high performance applications. Dyneema® braids include Superbraid and Ocean 12.
Custom colour and bulk rigger options available on request.
Developed under the extremes of racing conditions in conjunction with the New
Zealand Olympic and Kenwood Cup teams, Spectraspeed™ was designed to provide the optimum performance for the
competitive sailor. Manufactured to minimise stretch, Spectraspeed's outstanding edge over other
systems is its spun polypropylene inner sheath that removes movement against the core.
Features/ Benefits: Minimal stretch, slippage and creep, suited to Sheets,
Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls. Available in 2mm to 18mm in 100m spools
Available in Green, Fluro Yellow, Red or Blue with black fleck. Hotdog (2-5mm) available in Red/White,
Blue/White or Mottled
Dinghy Racing is a technically advanced double braid that
brings big boat technology to a dinghy-sized line. Used around the world by many top international,
Olympic dinghy and small keelboat sailors, Dinghy Racing is ideal for small boat sheet and control
Features/ Benefits: Blended Polyester and Spectra® core, core can be removed
to make Tapered Sheets, floats and will not absorb water. Available in 6 & 8mm in 100m spools. Available in
Solid Blue with Red fleck, Solid Red with Blue fleck.
Southern Lights is a single braided line designed for the
purpose of reducing weight on board while retaining enough strength to provide for any number of sail and rig
control tasks. Suitable for Control lines on keelboats, Main, Jib and Spinnaker sheets on
Features/ Benefits: Blended polypropylene and Spectra® offers excellent
handling, very low stretch with high strength, floats and does not absorb water, light weight and non kinking
construction. Available 5mm, 6mm & 8mm in 100m spools in Green, Blue or Red.
SuperBraid was developed through exhaustive testing on Super
Yachts, Jules Verne,The Race, Whitbread, Volvo Ocean Race, America ’s Cup, IOR,IMS,IMR and Olympic yachts.
This development programme has seen subtle but significant changes to SuperBraid as fibre technology and
manufacturing techniques improve. Primarily designed for use on sailboats, SuperBraid ’s versatility and
advantages over traditional wire rope have seen an increase in its use across a broad range of
Features/ Benefits: Anti-slip coating on core prevents core/cover slippage
and protects core if cover is removed, withstands shock loadings and accepts a tighter radius and knots better than
Aramids. Suitable for all running rigging applications.
Available in 6mm to 30mm in 100m spools. Available in White with Blue, Red, Fluro or Green
Fleck with Black Tracer
& Ocean 12
Ocean 12 & Ocean 12 HS is the ultimate single braid construction providing ease
of splicing, excellent round form to minimise abrasion and straight fibre alignment to optimise
strength. Manufactured from Dyneema SK75®, the world’s strongest fibre and finished with an abrasion
resistant and fibre binding Urethane coating for long life in harsh conditions of use. This braid can also be
utilised as a core with additional protective braided jacket.
Features/ Benefits: High strength to weight ratio, high UV resistance,
floats and does not absorb water, suitable as a replacement for wire in running rigging applications.
Ocean 12 available in 3mm to 12mm diameter
Ocean 12 HS available in 8mm to 44mm diameter
Chafe Guard is a protective wear sleeve made from High Modulus PE Spectra®. Designed as
a replacement for the standard polyester jacket in high abrasion applications such as Halyard ends.
Features/ Benefits: Ideal for high abrasion applications such as Halyard ends
Can be urethane coated
Available in 8-10mm, 10-14mm, 14-18mm diameters
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