Whip Rope

Natural or double braided rope should be whipped on the ends with a smaller string or chord to keep the rope from unraveling. A good rule of thumb is that the whipping should be at least as long as the rope diameter.

The ends of polypropylene or other synthetic fiber rope should be fused on the end to keep them from fraying. This can be accomplished by applying a hot iron or open flame to the end of the rope to melt the fibers together.