Sufix's new 832 superline is out of the bag and expected to hit the stores by end of 2010.
This new superline is a combination of Dyneema Fibers & GORE® Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) with Sufix's R8 precision braiding process to produce a line with high abrasion resistance, noise & vibration reduction and higher knot strength.
The nickname '832' comes from its construction of 8 fibers at 32 weaves per inch - giving it the boasting rights of being the strongest, most durable small diameter braid in the market. This was based on tests comparing a 20lb competitor braid at 1000 cycles which resulted in 40% reduction in breaking strength, with 832 of 20lb breaking strain put through 1000 cycles with breaking strength retention of 95%. Interestingly, the former also showed significant visible abraision compared to 832 which showed no signs of abraision wear.
So what's up with using GORE® anyway? Most of us consumers would be more familiar with GORE-TEX® fabrics, a unique material that is waterproof and breathable. At the very heart of these innovative products is the versatile polymer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). According to the GORE® Website, founder Bob Gore discovered that rapidly stretching PTFE (expanded PTFE or ePTFE) under right conditions created a very strong, microporous material that has amazing properties of:
High strength to weight ratio
Chemical inertness (not degrading or losing strength after exposure to saltwater, solvents, lubricants, etc)
High thermal & chemical resistance
Low coefficient of friction (good news for those looking for a smooth, slippery feel line - good castability here!)
Low water absorption
And even immune to UV radiation!
Available in Neon Lime & Low-Vis Green
Eyes opened wide yet? Stay tuned for field test feedback from the Rapaleros!
The composition of Dyneema (green) fibers & GORE® ePTFE (white) creates the strongest, most abrasion resistant, fastest sinking, UV protected, roundest braided line on the market today