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Old 05-03-2009, 12:56 AM   #1
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So I finally got around to putting up my pole today to start getting my hops trained and growing up. I swear I saw somewhere that someone used wire rope for their lines but can't find that anywhere. Is wire rope ok, or should I go back and get some sisal or similar?

 
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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Hop bines rely on traction hooks, so I don't think wire is a good idea. Coir twine is incredibly rough and that's why the pros use it. It is actually a two-strand rope, as single strand twine tends to unravel.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:08 PM   #3
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Natural fibre ropes are used in production because they dont damage harvesting machines that cut the whole bine down and most importantly are cost effective, after hop combing the rope is composted with the rest of the spent bine.

For a home grower who is hand picking , any material that the bines will stick to can be used. Not sure if they stick to wire rope , but as they coil I don't see why not.

Nylon rope would be best IMHO if you only have a few plants, can be reused over and over.

I use either 1/4 manila or sisal rope as the most cost effective for my 130 plus plants, My Maypoles need 50ft per plant and back line around 42ft
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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I use some wire,its stronger than twine. But I run twine with the wire so they can grab on.

 
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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Buzz, do you just run the twine parallel to the wire, or do you wrap it around (just like the vines would do)?

 
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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Wire rope is metal cable and is not suited to supporting the bines themselves. I used galvanized aircraft cable for making a ridge line between two large poles, and then I ran 3 strand manila (banana leaf fiber) rope to the cable in, V's, from the bine.
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