Category: News

The Rope Guru Becomes a Member of AWRF

TRGuruAdmin 15th August 2023
The Rope Guru LLC of South Portland, Maine proudly announces their membership to the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators -  AWRF.  Even though The Rope Guru LLC isn't a wire rope shop, they are very much a synthetic rope rigging shop. High strength synthetics are replacing wire rope in applications as users better understand the limits and benefits of soft ropes. The professionals who are members of AWRF are constantly striving to maintain the highest standards of quality and service obtainable in the industry. There are many advantages for a firm that joins and actively participates in this association. Most important,…

Slingin’ It

TRGuruAdmin 24th January 2023
At The Rope Guru LLC we make a lot of synthetic rope slings for many types of applications.  Arborist rigging, Cranes and lifting, vehicle recovery, and transmission power line work to name just a few.  Let's discuss a couple of the differences. Arborist Rigging The most common slings used in arboricultural rigging is tied at the base of a tree or used on a limb as an anchor point to control the rigging rope.  Since the slings are tied around an abrasive surface (the bark) its best to use a double braided construction urethane coated polyester rope to handle that abrasion. These…

Pulling Ropes 101

TRGuruAdmin 11th October 2022
Transmission pulling ropes are one of our specialties and we get many questions weekly on what the best rope is to buy. Of course, there’s many opinions in this matter but here’s our suggestions when looking to purchase a rope for a transmission puller. First things first. There’s NO in between. When comparing similar working loads, the rope is either going to be somewhat bearable in price, or something that the person quoting you usually asks if you’re sitting down first. There are positive and negative tradeoffs for each choice. Let’s discuss Start with your working loadKnowing your working load…

New Location

TRGuruAdmin 5th October 2022
Finally got my keys and I can’t wait to start splicing the worlds finest ropes at our new shop!