The Details: Typical static ropes are made on 16 - or 32 - carrier machines with less twist in the cover yarns. These ropes have a much coarser, bumpier hand, which exposes much of the yarn to abrasion causing early rope retirement. Sterling's unique sheath produces a rope with a more supple hand, making it easier to deploy during rescue operations.
The smoother sheath finish reduces vibration allowing for more control during lowering and extrication procedures. And, with the 48-carrier sheath, less yarn is exposed to abrasion, giving you a longer lasting rope. In addition, with less bulk in the sheath, we can add more yarns to the core giving you a stronger rope.
The other most significant difference between Sterling's SuperStatic and all others is DryCoreTM. Rescue technicians never know where and under what conditions (wind, rain, snow) the next rescue will occur, but with DryCore, their ropes will stay dry, supple and strong. Certified to current CE and NFPA life safety standards by SGS Yarsley International 0120.
Sterling 3/8" (10mm) Super Static
Single-person/light-use rescue rope. Ideal for interior search and rescue, anchors and rappelling. Great for SAR teams, fire and police departments, and rescue teams.
Sterling 7/16" (11.1mm) Super Static
A multipurpose rescue/rappel rope. Great for police and security tactical teams, military operations and training, mountain rescue, window washing and building maintenance. Camo color version is ideal as military assault line.
Sterling 1/2" (12.7mm) Super Static
Two-person/general-use rescue rope. Used in mainline rescue and belay line systems. Appropriate for all types of technical rescue, confined space rescue, and rope access operations. The ideal rope for fire departments, rescue teams, USAR teams, air patrol units, and industrial safety operations.
Sterling 5/8" (16mm) Super Static
A super heavy-duty rope with a soft hand. Great for tower construction, industrial work, and other high strength applications.