Splicing ropes can be tough when a rope is tightly braided or has little space. A SoftFid is an ideal solution in those cases. It can be easily applied with a D-SPLICER pulling fid. The core can then be pulled through. If more power is needed, one could even use a winch for this purpose. Watch this video by Premium Ropes how to use the SoftFid.
Our distributor Premium Ropes has created a ropesplicing app where D-SPLICER products get great exposure. How to use our rope splicing tools is shown in more than 1000 photos in detail. With over 30 different techniques available. This makes it a very complete ropesplicing app. Once downloaded it is available off-line on your phone or tablet.
When rope splicing it can be very difficult to pull through a rope. Even a D-SPLICER pulling fid will not always do the job as more strength needs to be applied and/or there is not enough space.
A Softfid is another great innovation by D-SPLICER. Simple and effective! You first pull through the thin Dyneema rope and then clamp the rope into the white cover. By pulling the Softfid, the cover will tighten itself around the rope.
At facebook we spotted this picture where the rigging manager of the Alex Thomson racing team splices together two ropes to create a strop which will be used to connect back stays onto the rig. That strop has to hold up to 6 tons of load delivered from the mast. Nice to see that the D-SPLICER fixed needle to be used.
We call it the F-serie D-SPLICER. A serie of three needles with fixed handles. Comes in diameters of 15, 20 and 25 mm. Whilst the original D-SPLICER set has spare needles and a tube for easy storage, the fixed needles are low weight and ready to use.