Rope and More Rope
While talk of The Hunger Games has lessened lately, until the second movie is released next year, to those who read the books, it still comes up occasionally. For me, when I hear rope, I cannot help but briefly think of the sea-faring Finnick Odair who spent a good deal of time tying knots to prevent himself from going crazy. For him, it was something familiar, and a way to keep concentrated on something else instead of dreadful thoughts. Coming from a sea district, Finnick would have been exposed to many aspects of the marine industry. And a vital part of that industry is rope and learning to tie it into the perfect knots.
Knots and rope go hand in hand, and in many industries from marine to construction to mining it is important to know about both of these, and to know them well. Used even before recorded history, ropes are able to assist in countless applications from mooring boats to suspension to hauling various items. In the marine industry, in addition to mooring boats it can be used for water sports, anchoring, fishing nets, holding up sails and so much more. Without rope, the marine industry would not have been able to come the major lifestyle it is today.
For those in industries such as these, it is important to know which ropes are best for certain applications. There are numerous natural and synthetic options available. Natural rope materials include manila, sisal, linen, jute and cotton. Meanwhile synthetic can include nylon, polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene, Kevlar and co-polymer blends. Depending on the specific rope it will have certain qualities making it more suitable for some versus others. While it may seem intimidating for those new to the industry, rope suppliers will work closely with customers to make sure the best option is chosen for optimal performance.