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Nov 7, 2001
What is the best material for a lanyard?

I read in some post that Stepanek uses a line of Kevlar, what are you using?. Which has less drag?
Hi Frank,
I made a Lanyard similar to what Annabel was using, and used heavy monofillament. ie 300-500lb fishing line. This has the least drag of anything. I also put swivels on both ends so the Caribiner and the wrist strap or belt can spin freely without twisting the line. What also effects drag is the shape of the Caribiner. Mine is symetrical, with a U shape on both sides. You don't want one that is more narrow on one side.

The judges didn't seem to like the monofillament saying that it may be more dangerous if you get tangled. I never had any problems. It is legal under AIDA rules so I was allowed to use it for the competition.

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The lowest drag allowable under AIDA rules is to use power pro spectra fiber. Breaking strain 250lbs, thin as the thinnest fishing line. Much thinner than monofilament.

Eric Fattah
BC, Canada
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