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Message started by Curious Aardvark on Mar 17th, 2019 at 3:09pm

Title: interesting paracord
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 17th, 2019 at 3:09pm
I recently bought some 3mm paracord, chosen mainly for price and because I liked the colour (coyote).
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SVE6FGA/ref=twister_B01IVDBX76?_encoding=UTF8&th=1&psc=1

So just now, while waiting for a raspberry pi to attempt to connect to my wireless network, I decided to take a small length apart.

About a foot. Took the middle out and was surprised to discover the middle was another braided cord !
About 1.5mm.
2 for 1 - plus even when you remove the core, the original cord doesn't go all floppy.

Then I did something very weird, which I'm not sure was intended by the manufacturers, or if it's repeatable.
I was trying to unravel the core, gripped a bit of end and pulled the rest down with fingernails.

What happened was I ended up with a single length, still braided a bit but about 4 times longer !
Perfect for deadlines, snares etc. You can even pull a loop from the end to secure something to it.

I'm going to have another go in a bit.
I would show pictures but phone in house and I'm in the workshop and can't be bothered to go get it :-)

Never had braided cord inside paracord before, also never had a braided cord quadruple it's length and still stay a single braided cord before when I tried to unravel it either.

So is this normal, or did I do something patently impossible ?
I am wearing my team guam t-shirt, which may well have magical powers :-)   

Title: Re: interesting paracord
Post by Mersa on Mar 18th, 2019 at 4:29am
It's a double braid construction ,that part is quite common , the magic double length part I'm not so sure about , pictures??

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