Edelrid Swift 8.9mm
The Edelrid Swift 8.9mm is one of the skinniest single ropes on the market. Edelrid's Thermo Shield treatment ensures the rope stays supple throughout its life and does not shrink or harden like non-treated ropes. Recommended for experienced sport climbers with confident belay technique.
|ROPE TYPE||Single, Half, Twin|
|NO. OF UIAA FALLS||[Single] 5;[Half] 22; [Twin] 22|
|WEIGHT PER METER||52 g|
|IMPACT FORCE||[Single] 8.8 kN;[Half] 6.7 kN; [Twin] 10.4 kN|
|DYNAMIC ELONGATION||33 %|
|STATIC ELONGATION||9 %|
Thermo Shield Treatment
Thermo Shield is the standard finishing treatment that Edelrid apply to all their ropes to give them the famous EDELRID feel and handling characteristics. This thermal stabilizing process ensures that the core and sheath yarns are perfectly balanced. A special heat treatment first relaxes then shrinks the rope’s fibres. This harmonizes the individual yarns inside the rope and ensures that it remains compact and supple throughout its life. The result is a rope that does not shrink or quickly become stiff. Ropes that do not undergo a thermal stabilizing process often shrink and dry out more quickly. They tend to be stiffer than ropes that have been heat-treated.