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Old 02-18-2024, 05:05 AM
Faithwalker Faithwalker is offline
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Default Estes introduces/offers 100 lb., 200 lb., and 300 lb. test strength Aramid Cord now

Estes offers 100 lb., 200 lb., and 300 lb. test strength Aramid Cord now for shock cord: https://estesrockets.com/products/aramid-cord

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Old 02-18-2024, 08:25 AM
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Nice, the 100# cord looks to be a similar fine weave to the kind Apogee sells, and 0.53/ft rather than 0.64/ft. Kind of silly that the 300# stuff comes in short 6.5 ft lengths, though.
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Old 02-18-2024, 08:43 AM
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Prices seem a bit steep.
One can get 50' of 2000lb rated Kevlar (Aramid) cord on ebay for $26.
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Prices seem a bit steep.
One can get 50' of 2000lb rated Kevlar (Aramid) cord on ebay for $26.


When have you ever known Estes to be in expensive with their parts?
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Old 02-18-2024, 01:52 PM
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Not expecting cheap, but not outrageous either.
C'mon noww.
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Old 02-18-2024, 09:39 PM
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I buy aramid cord on AliExpress. It's cheaper than Amazon for the same stuff Emma's Kites sells.
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Old 02-20-2024, 06:14 PM
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I buy aramid cord on AliExpress. It's cheaper than Amazon for the same stuff Emma's Kites sells.

So are we going to have the Amamid slice instead of the Estes dent?
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Old 02-21-2024, 11:40 AM
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Use both enough Kevlar cord (shorter than sticking out of body tube) and enough elastic cord tied to it, and you get neither a Kevlar cut nor an Estes Dent in a balsa cone.
IMPROPER building alone results in these issues.
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