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Re: What is my halyard made of?

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Is there any advantage in using anything other than polyester double braid on a spin halyard unless you are a racer trying to use a much smaller line, for weight and windage?
Actually, yes. A Dyneema halyard will pump less in gusts, meaning less movement, meaning less chafe. Added to chafe resistance, a Dyneema halyard lasts much longer. This only matters to people that fly a chute a lot of hours in a lot of wind.

I would not have thought of this, until it was pointed out to me.

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