TAPELESS TECHNOLOGY - SEWED STRINGS FOR BACKUP
TAPELESS - connecting the backup without tape
Slings that are sewn onto the main line to secure the backup without tape.
- Material: 2.5 mm polyester rope with high resistance to abrasion and wear;
- Anti-resonance: rope sewn at irregular distances to break the resonant vibrations of wind;
- Comfort: tiny rope sewn one sided onto the main line to allow smooth walking and sliding of the leash ring;
- Knot: make a shoelace knot with tiny loop; or a double shoelace knot for perma-riggs and heavy trick-highlining;
- Compatibility: 24-26 mm webbing of any length;
- Special features: ravelling smoothly into weblock;
- Eco-friendly: eliminates wasted tape in the environment.
WARNING: this product requires the accompanying purchase of any LONGLINE WEBBING.
Choose the option same or greater than your webbing length. E.g. 125 m if your line is 120 m long.
TAPELESS - tape-free nature for good
For years we have been wondering how to solve a common issue of all highliners: every time we want to connect the back line to the main line we are forced to waste a lot of tape, which seemed to be the only possible solution.
Now the innovative TAPELESS technology is available!
You can now connect your main line and back up with a thin cord and a simple shoe knot.
Finally eliminate tape in your set up and free the environment from all the wasted tapes flying off or lost in nature.
TAPELESS fixed at irregular distances to break up resonance
The TAPELESS has been extensively tested, also using combinations of irregular distances between 3 and 5 metres along the length of the line to reduce the resonance created by the wind, until we found the ideal combination for each line length (50, 75, 100, 125 etc).
As the distances vary according to your line length, it is important that you select from the options a length equal to, or greater than the length of your line.
E.g.: If your line length is 80 m, choose option 100 m. If your line length is 160 m, choose option 175 m.
The system applies an automatic discount that increases with the length of the line purchased.
What is the best knot for TAPELESS rope?
We recommend a shoelace knot (the same knot you use to tie your shoelaces) and just pay attention of keeping the size of the loops very small inside the knot.
In the case of a permanent line or trick-highline, we recommend a double shoelace knot instead, to ensure permanent resistance even if repeated stress may occure.
Not all ropes resist to sliding abrasion
The 2.5 mm TAPELESS rope has a very high resistance to abrasion. This choice was crucial because it became clear during the tests that the sliding of the back up does not damage the webbing (moving part) at all, but strongly affects the rope (static part). Only this rope withstood a permanent rig test of more than 6 months. All other ropes tested failed through abrasion and got cut.
The back up webbing is not subject to abrasion as it is the part that moves and does not suffer friction on one single point.
The leash ring can slide freely over TAPELESS connections and you won't feel a thing when walking your line
The TAPELESS ropes are all sewn to the back side of the main line to give you a free surface for your walk.
In addition, the leash ring can slide freely and even in the event of a leash fall, no special stress is placed on the main line.
TAPELESS does not reduce the breaking strength (MBS) of your line and allows ravelling
All TAPELESS sewings have no impact on the breaking strength of your webbing, so the values of your webbing's manufacturer data sheet remains valid.
The small size of only 2.5 mm diameter of the TAPELESS rope allows it to pass smoothly inside the WEBLOCK for webbing ravelling.
Can I order TAPELESS on my used webbing?
Yes, you can, as long as you follow the instructions on this page regarding the minimum requirements for checking the integrity of your webbing.
If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact us with specific questions.
We can only accept orders for webbing with lengths equal to or less than those indicated in the options.
E.g. it is not possible to order 50 m of TAPELESS for an 80 m line as the sewing pattern has been specially designed on the multiples indicated on the page. We ask you not to send special requests outside the proposed standard. Thank you.
- Does heavy win lead to cuttings/damage of my backup?
Wind will rather damage the mini rope before creating damage on your back-up webbing.
- In case of a backup-fall, does this system become dangerous for the fall?
This system works like sliding tapes and the weight will be taken completely by the connections or anchors points, the knots will be sliding on the mainline in case of a mainline failure.
- Does my toes and fingers get stuck in the loops of the knots?
Try making the loops as small as possible, in our images, the loops are too big for comfortable use but are needed in order to show the basic system of this new technology.
- Is there a video showing the exact way of knotting this mini rope?
The video is coming soon and will be added here on the product page.
- Does ROLLEX and other sliders roll nicely over this knot ?
Yes, same as rolling over a big, strong tape.
- Does ravelling the webbing into my weblock even possible with these ropes on my webbing?
Yes, ravelling into a weblock is easy and smooth as long as the rope is UN-TIED, without any knot on it.
- When the highline may be twisted, is it uncomfortable to walk over a knot like this?
The experience is less disturbing than expected, our testers have never mentioned to be bothered by the "walking over a knot" experience as a bad one.