Flowtoys 10mm FPC cord (sold per metre)

R150.00

Flowtoys FPC, a 10mm custom made rope for all your tethered prop needs.

In stock

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Description

FPC rope was specifically designed by Flowtoys to be the best possible contact poi tether based on years of research and testing with professional poi spinners.

If you’re into tech or contact poi, you’ve probably heard of VPC (Vectran®-Polyolefin Core), or “Willow rope” – the boating rope that Willow Solow introduced to the world of poi, and that many serious poi spinners consider the absolute best leash for poi for many good reasons. However the vectran core doesn’t melt, so it’s a PITA to make and adjust your leash.  You can’t just cut and melt it. VPC requires epoxy for a good finish, which is messy and difficult to work with. While the low-stretch of vectran is important when attached to a sailboat, your poi aren’t going to come close to stretching a rope this thick.

Flowtoys asked many poi spinners what their ideal rope was, and people said they loved VPC, but did not like how cumbersome it was to cut and finish.  So they contacted the manufacturer of VPC and asked them to custom make FPC.  FPC feels and handles exactly like VPC, but you can simply cut and melt the ends to finish. A much nicer experience!

Features:

  • Polyester braid around a polyester core
  • perfect balance of slip + friction for tosses
  • stiff enough to be stable and easy to grab, but supple and flexible enough for tangles
  • no stretch, combines properties of dynamic and static rope
  • strong and durable

Tech Specs:

  • 10mm rope
  • custom-made, similar to VPC
  • great for poi, darts, puppyhammers and other tethered props
  • supple, yet stiff
  • low stretch
  • can be cut with scissors, ends can be melted to prevent fraying

Note: FPC (like VPC) can shrink up to 4cm (1.5”), though probably less than that, and usually in the first few months of use. The shrinkage is due to the internal fibers shifting until they settle into a more stable state. We recommend you start with 1″ longer than you’re ideal length.