Flex-X® vs. Standard Rope of Similar Construction:
Flex-X designs reduce drum scrubbing between the lead line and the previous wrap. The smooth contact creates less interference, less metal loss and wire deformation. The increased surface area of Flex-X can be seen in the comparison of the contact points of a standard 6 x 26WS and Flex-X as shown.
* These strengths apply only when a test is conducted with both ends fixed.
When in use, the strengths of these ropes may be significantly reduced if one end is free to rotate.