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Re: Anchor Rode Spectra?

Originally Posted by manatee View Post
Could you make a nylon 'shock absorber', suitably sized, so that a bight of Spectra hangs loose and the nylon stretches to absorb shock gently, instead of the sharp snub from Spectra?

Something like this:

Anchor Shock - Heavy Shock
That might work, to a very limited extent. Nylon, or any material, absorbs energy over its entire length as it stretches. Use five feet instead of 100 feet and you'll basically have one-twentieth the shock absorbing ability.

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