Marlow Formuline Formula X and Kingfisher Windtech 4mm Ropes
Formuline is a 12 strand tightly braided Dyneema optimised for durability & abrasion resistance. Formuline has been specifically designed as a downhaul & outhaul on high performance windsurf rigs. Available in White or Marble.
Formula X is the same basic construction as Formuline but has a normal 8 plait finish ( not as smooth as Formuline) which makes it perfect for those that want a very tough rope but one which you can grip by hand.
Windtech is a Grey 3.8mm Dyneema 8 plait rope from Kingfisher that is designed especially for windsurfing.. It is basically a plaited Dyneema (as per Formula X ) which gives 'grip' if used with *ratchet extensions or by hand (Formuline's finish is so slippery to grip). Grey in colour and wire like in texture. Super tough.
*Not advised for use with the Mk2 Duotone PXT. They require a 4.2mm version.
Features. Low Friction - High Strength
Price is for 1 metre.
Formuline Marble £3.25
Formula X £3.25
Note. If you love Formuline's longevity and the way it reduces down and outhaul friction but find that the Formula X is too far the other way, take a look at Windtech Rope from Kingfisher as this is half way between the two.
Formuline is a low friction rope that makes the rigging of high tension downhaul/outhaul sails a lot easier. It also has a very low stretch factor. Unlike a plaited rope, as per Formula X, this covered core type will break without a visual warning, so changing it after a fair amount of use is advised.