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The Sporting Uses of Ropes

Whether you’re keen to burn off calories or increase your physical strength, rope can be used for various sporting purposes. You might even be tempted to try your hand at some of the rope-based activities covered in this blog. Skipping Boxing fans will know that their favourite muscle-bound stars use skipping ropes to increase speed of foot and burn off the calories. It’s little wonder as this high-intensity activity has a “burn rate” of between 700 and 1,200 calories per hour (more...

6 Tools That You Might Need When Working with Rope

Renco Nets are proud to bring you a range of ropes in different diameters, materials and colours. There are various ways of working with these ropes in your workplace and garden. Here are six useful tools that will help you achieve the best results. Eye Splice This tool is essential when splicing and finishing your rope into an ‘eye’, or loop. It helps you finish the end of your rope so that it doesn’t fray. A rope’s eye can be looped around...
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Rope vs Twine – A Helpful Comparison

Whether you are seeking rope and twine for commercial, industrial or domestic needs, knowing the difference will ensure you order the right cordage for the job. Both of these materials are certified to British and European standards, with a fire-retardancy that won’t be compromised by water. Learn the ropes (and twine) with our helpful guide. Who invented them? It is believed that the earliest rope-making tools were developed by the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, whose water reed ropes date between 3,500 and 4,000 BC....

8 Ways to Use Rope In Your Garden

It’s essential for any modern day family to have a garden that’s a beautiful haven of nature. This is a place to unwind, the look of which can be enhanced with our different ropes. Available in different colours, materials and diameters, you can use rope in the ways recommended in this blog. Revamp Your Plant Pots Does your garden look messy with its assortment of differently coloured plant pots? Don’t throw them away! Instead, transform mismatched planters by covering them with our...
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6 Types of Knots That You Should Know

From the application of first aid to the grounding of tents, knots can come in handy in various circumstances. While some of these knots are taught at school and youth groups, others are little-known. Keep on reading as we highlight 6 basic knots that you’ll be glad to have up your sleeve. Square Knot It makes good sense to begin by learning how to tie the square knot (otherwise known as the reef knot). Indeed, it is this end knot that children...
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The Heavy-duty Uses of Netting & Twine

Whether you have a need for the covering of landfill waste or warehouse stock, our netting supplies are highly recommended. However, you may be unsure of the appropriate choice, given the range of materials available. There’s no need to worry as we detail the most common heavy duty uses in this blog. Play area safety Our flame-retardant braided polyethylene netting is perfectly suited to the construction of safe outdoor play areas. Available in a choice of blue or green, this cost-effective netting...
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Your Handy Guide To Roping Materials

There are such a wide variety of roping materials that you may struggle when it comes to selecting the ideal type for your purposes. Apart from the cost, you should consider factors such as the material strength, grip, and feel. The wrong choice could put you and your prized possessions at direct risk. However, you’ll be able to take confidence in your roping selection after reading this helpful guide. Polypropelene Lightweight and durable; polypropylene roping is commonly preferred for marine applications. It...
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How to Stop Rope from Fraying

Whether you are cutting rope for the creation of boating deck lines or the hanging of tools, you can expect rapid fraying. This happens when the end of the rope breaks off into loose strands. It will continue and cause the rope to become unusable unless you take preventative measures. The appropriate choice of such measures will depend largely on whether you are using natural or synthetic rope. Read on to discover the method that suits you best. Applying Heat Heat can...