Samson MLX3 Double Braid

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Overview
MLX3 is a lightweight, core-dependent line that has excellent strength and moderate stretch. The core is coated to match the cover, making the line strippable for greater weight savings.

Can be tapered • Coated core matches the cover • High strength • Lightweight • Moderate stretch

Built of a first-of-its-kind blended HMPE and nylon core, with a 24-strand polyester cover, MLX3 offers the best line for the recreational racer who is just as competitive as the pros, but doesn't want to go to extremes.

DIAM.  (INCH) 1/4 5/16 13/32 7/16 1/2 9/16
WEIGHT PER 100 FT.  (LBS) 1.7 3.1 4.7 6 6.5 8.7
AVG. STRENGTH  (LBS) 3,400 4,500 7,700 9,800 12,000 17,200
ELASTIC STIFFNESS  (LBS) 129,000 217,000 344,000 390,000 428,000 569,000

Diameters have been recalibrated for accurate metric sizing.

Compared to the original MLX, MLX3 has been re-calibrated for accurate metric sizing, with resulting slight strength and stretch differences. Accurate metric sizing improves MLX3's fit and performance with a broad range of rigging hardware.

• HMPE (high modulous polyethylene)/nylon blended core imparts superior strength and very low stretch
• 24-strand cover of solution-dyed polyester provides excellent grip
• Can be tapered
• Easier to splice than MLX
• Splice Type - Double Braid Class II
• Specific gravity - 1.16 (water = 1.0)
• Elastic elongation = 0.49% at 10% BL; 0.74% at 20% BL; 1.00% at 30% BL


More Information
Used For: halyards, mainsheets, spinnaker sheets, jib/genoa sheets, and control lines.
Construction Hi-tech Double Braid. HMPE and nylon core, with a 24-strand polyester cover.
Short Description MLX3 is a lightweight, core-dependent line that has excellent strength and moderate stretch. The core is coated to match the cover, making the line strippable for greater weight savings.
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