D-SPLICER used by Alex Thomson Racing team

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.
Alex Thomson Racing, d-splicer, rigging, strop, back stay

Paris Voile: D Splicer, l’arme à épisser

The Paris Voile blog had a very nice post about the D-SPLICER needle:

D SPLICER, LES PETITS DIAMÈTRES NOUS VOUS RÉSISTERONT PLUS

Le kit a épisser D-Splicer®, c’est déjà ça, l’arme absolue pour épisser les petits diamètres de dyneema tressé. Qui n’a jamais galéré avec un Dyneema de 3mm un peu serré  l’aiguille creuse de 4mm resté indéniablement bloquée après 2cm de pénétration!!!
Avec le D-Splicer® rien de plus facile!
Il vous permet de travailler les cordages qui résistent aux aiguilles creuses. Parfaitement adapté aux petits diamètres, il révolutionne le matelotage et vous permet  de réaliser tous types de travaux textiles (manille, cosse, loop, erse, gréement textile,…).

D-Splicer kit aiguilles a episser

 

D-SPLICER product of the week at Sail-world.com

Sail-world has chosen the D-SPLICER as the product of the week. “If you are a DIY splicer, you’ll just love this product of the week: Ronstan’s new D-Splicer range of specialized rope splicing tools are designed to take the difficulty out of working with smaller diameter synthetic 12-strand or single braid lines.” Read more

DIY splicing

Product review at My Boats Gear.com

D-SPLICER products were reviewed at myboatsgear.com: “I know riggers who have cobbled together a custom tool for splicing small line like the D-Splier. Now the D splicer is available to the public and makes splicing small ropes and items like softshackles much easier for anyone. By pulling instead of having to push the line, splicing becomes easier faster and more accurate.” Read the full review