Twisted / 3-strand / 4-strand
Twisted rope is still being put to many uses even today. Despite the improvements made by modern technology in manufacturing twisted rope, it nevertheless remains inferior to plaited rope when used under certain conditions.
Simple spliceability, low prices, well-grooved surfaces with a good grip will ensure that twisted rope will continue to hold its position in the market of the future. Sailors using twisted rope must, however, ensure that the built-in twist is not lost during use. The rope must not come undone, if however the ends come undone the rope can be repaired by manually twisting the individual strands and then twisting the strands together. This is especially important with smooth finishes, such as Polyester, Polyamide or Polypropylene.