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Kinetic Recovery Line

Overland1

Administrator
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Any one have or use a kinetic recovery line? It seems like it would be helpful in muddy or snow situation especially if the recovery vehicle is also on slick ground. Since I have a winch I don't know how practically it really is.

Here's a video of one in use:

 

zukrider

Member
I think they are awesome, but do not currently own one. I have THIS, and love it. It stretches a bit for less shock, but doesnt really stretch out which is a benefit. the kinetic straps will stretch quite a bit, which is an issue if your having to turn tight corners or only have so much length available before things like a cliff side. Also, the Kinetics are very wrong for things like tree savers and winch point extensions. BUT, i do think all offroaders should have one of each!

The Procomp strap can be had from 4WP for $50 a few times a year. I have used the crap out of mine. Pulling cars, winch extensions, trailer tie down in a pinch, lifting professional toolboxes up with a lift to put on a trailer. Many uses and counting!
 

Overland1

Administrator
Staff member
I have an ARB recovery strap and cheap yellow walmart special that stays in the Jeep all the time. I was out with a friend a couple weeks ago and he had a full size 1/2 ton which sank in the snow and got stuck. I was able to get a winch on him and pull him out with that but there would of been no way I could of yanked him out with the recovery strap since I was also in the snow. I figure a kinetic line might of worked but since I already have a winch I'm not sure there is much benefit.
 

nuclearlemon

Active Member
watched a bubba rope on rubicon last year...was really impressed...pull rig just pulled forward like normal and stuck rig popped out.
 

zukrider

Member
I do. Based on snow wheeling alone, it's a lot quicker and safer to yank with a strap than to spool out a winch.
 

Overland1

Administrator
Staff member
I've watched the video several times, I wish I was there to see how stuck the semi was but I'm still impressed.