Chouinard used to sell a kit of vinyl tubes to resling old hexes and stoppers that were bored with 7mm, 8mm, and 9mm holes to use 5.5mm cord. I recommend inspecting any old pro to see what size holes they have so you can install the new securely. Most pro since the late 80's is already bored for 5.5mm cord.5 mm tech cord is pretty nice, and way stronger than nylon, especially if you can hide the knot inside the hex.
WyomingSummits wrote:Ended up getting 5mm Titan cord with Dyneema. GearExpress had a pretty good deal on it so I thought I'd give it a try. May be a bit overkill, but I tend to do that with my climbing.
Ben Beckerich wrote:WyomingSummits wrote:Ended up getting 5mm Titan cord with Dyneema. GearExpress had a pretty good deal on it so I thought I'd give it a try. May be a bit overkill, but I tend to do that with my climbing.
How'd that work out? The Titan is great on paper, but it's kind of a pain in the ass.
mountainsandsound wrote:I slung some hexes with the 5 or 5.5 mm tech cord. The holes bored into the more modern hexes are just barely big enough to let the cord through. It was a real bitch trying to sling them. When melting the ends to get a good point for threading through, the sheath will melt and fuse together but the core does not do so readily. Tends to stay frayed and hard to work with. Pulling the sheath very slightly ahead of the core, then melting the end with the core tucked inside worked well.
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