140 grams! This is the weight of the complete set of PBO standing rigging produced by Armare Ropes for the Moths of the champions Stefano Rizzi and Carlo De Paoli.
This standing rigging has incredible lightness and inextensibility, thanks to the use of the PBO / Zylon® fiber, already tested and used for the complete rigging of ocean boats.
The whole rigging set supporting the mast of this “flying boat”, including the forestay, weighs less than 140 grams, allowing a weight saving at a 1 to 3 ratio, compared to the traditional 19 wires rod rigging. The breaking load remains the same, while both the weight and the elongation are reduced, with a minimum increase of the diameter.