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VooDoo Rope Abuse

Posted in Product Reviews on December 17, 2015
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Photographers: Trenton McGee

Kinetic energy is the energy of mass in motion . . . or something like that. It almost makes sense for a few seconds if you think about it (maybe not?). For those of us who have forgotten more about physics class than others will ever know, realize that kinetic recovery ropes like the VooDoo Offroad Rope store energy when they stretch, like a bungee cord. What that means is kinetic rope can help get you unstuck more smoothly than a traditional towstrap, absorbing shock loads. It can even allow a smaller vehicle to yank a larger one free despite the weight difference. We’ve used VooDoo ropes for a few years now, and they are a useful piece of equipment for unsticking those stubborn stucks.

The bright green color of the VooDoo rope is unmistakable and indicative of the 12-strand nylon construction that resists ultraviolet light, water, and abrasion. The rope allows about 38 percent of stretch with each tug, and VooDoo recommends a tug speed of about 16 mph. We’ve abused these ropes on the Ultimate Adventure for a few years now in mud, muck, and rocks, doing all kinds of things we know better than (like driving over the rope, dragging dead rigs for hundreds of miles down the interstate, and so on), all with no failures. We like the looped ends; they are easy to attach to tower and towee via towhooks, D-shackles, clevis hitches, and more. Also you can wrap the VooDoo rope around a bumper or crossmember if necessary and then tuck the rope back through itself to get a good solid mount. Just watch those sharp edges.

VooDoo Offroad also has taken our destructive testing experiences and made changes to improve the product. At first VooDoo sold the ropes without a bag, and we requested a storage solution. VooDoo responded with a mesh bag that is up to the abuse that we dish out. The ropes are also made right here in the USA, helping to keep your hard-earned dime stateside.


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