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Re: Eye splicing 3/8th dyneema
I'm confused about which line you are splicing, and it is very important to know the line type to do the right splice.
Is it dyneema single braid (like Samson Amsteel)? You would do a brummel splice
Is it Samson XLS (no dyneema content at all, this is a double braid)? This uses a core to cover splice and the instructions that came with your splicing kit are okay.
Is it Samson XLS Extra (some dyneema in the core)? This requires a class 2, core to core splice. You can get instructions from the Samson website.
There aren't any NE Ropes that have a name like XLS. If it really has a dyneema core then you need to do a class 2 splice.
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