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Samson Trophy Braid for sheets?

Samson sells a double braid intended for sheets called Trophy Braid, which it describes as having a fuzzy-ish exterior for easier handling (presumably against mainstream double braids like Samson XLS or NER Sta-Set).

Trophy Braid is a little bit stretchier and has less SWL than the same-sized XLS, but for our cruising use neither are important. An improved hand though, does hold appeal if there are no others downsides.

Anybody have any first-hand experience / opinions?
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Re: Samson Trophy Braid for sheets?

Yes, go buy used sheets on eBay. There are plenty of great deals there. Why buy new?
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Re: Samson Trophy Braid for sheets?

Trophy Braid is heavy and absorbs water. I don't like that aspect of it for sheets.

The sheets on the working jib on my old boat are Trophy Braid. The sheets on the genoa are XLS Extra.

I will say that the Trophy Braid does a better job of not coming out of the self tailing part on self tailing winches. It also does feel nicer in the hand.
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