Future Fibres pioneered this low weight standing rigging solution in 2001. Fibrelite rigging is the next step of evolution from rod rigging. It represents the first step of the movement towards making massive weight savings in rigging by using fibre rigging over nitronic rod.
The fibres are taken from large individual fibre spools, held at a controlled tension and wound continuously around two titanium thimbles, set at the precise length required, until the desired fibre content has been achieved. This loop bundle is then consolidated and protected using a braided cover. The loops around the titanium end terminations are then encapsulated in resin to completely seal the fibre from the elements.