Viking Rigging Lines are also known as Rock Lines from
where they were inspired at the rock crawling mecca:
Johnson Valley California. They can also be used as
Tree Savers, Winchline Extensions and general rigging
lines. These lines are very unique in their construction.
They are made from the same material as our winchlines:
AmSteel Blue, so they are strong and unlike other tree
savers have virtually no stretch. To protect the high
performance winchline, we use a 7/16"-1/2"
braided Polyster jacket, covered with a tight braided
Nylon sleeve to keep splinters and sand from getting
into the rope. While providing a high degree of protection
for the winchline, these outer layers provide a cushion
protecting tree bark from damaging cuts.
choosing a Tree Saver or Rigging Line, a key safety
factor is to utilize a line with minimal stretch characteristics
reducing the possibility of snap back in case the line
breaks. For example: If you use a 30 foot length
of rope, the line can stretch as much as 9 feet, increasing
the chance of serious damage or injury if the line breaks.
There is an advantage for using Recovery Rope with high
stretch characteristics for dynamic towing or snatching,
but never for static winching.
of the keys to safety in winching is to minimize any
stretch between hitch points. Utilizing a low
stretch synthetic Viking Winchline and Viking Tree Saver
minimizes stretch between these points, thus minimizing
the risk of potential damage.
Tree Savers double as Winchline Extensions and are useful
with attaching to vehicles where recovery points are
not available. They are excellent for overturned verhicles