For All Rope and Cordage Needs
Glossary of terms used in these instructions
Strand - A strand in a braided rope is a group of one or more yarns which follow
the identical path through the rope.
Pik - A pik is the exposed area of a strand traveling in a straight line along the
axis of the rope. In a cover braid there are normally 16, 20, 24, or 32 strands. Strands
that revolve to the right are usually referred to as "Z" strands. Strands
that revolve to the left are "S" strands. In these instructions we also
refer to "strand pairs" since braided ropes are constructed with
"S" and "Z" strands for a balanced, torque-free construction.
End - An end is simply one of the twisted yarns that make up the strand. We use
either 1, 2, 3, or more ends to make a strand in a cover braid. There can be more ends in
a core braid.
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