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Re: Which line absorbs the most force?
I might add that a good length of chain also helps absorb shocks. I realize this is somewhat counterintuitive, however, the weight of the chain causes it to resist lifting up off of the bottom and/or stretching straight. The bow in the chain acts to absorb much of the shock, both because it takes a lot of force to straighten a chain rode and because if the fluid dynamic resistance as it moves through the water. Adding a good-sized weight (i.e., a kellet) to the rode enhances the effect.
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