It was a year ago, as a follow up to ?Winches In Hell?
, that we intended to do a head-to-head shootout between all the major winch rope manufacturers. We explained to each manufacturer contacted that we would not be testing the rope material itself. The benefits and strength testing information is well proven and not the focus of this test. Our intention was to evaluate and stress the hardware each company affixed to their particular winch rope, as this seems to generally be the point of failure.
Why all the no-shows? In our opinion, it was either a lack of confidence in their own product, or the fact Viking Offroad Winchlines were the first invited and had accepted the challenge on the spot.
Whatever their reasons, we went forward and privately conducted our testing without any other companies signing on. So for our own protection, we will not name any other companies we compared, but instead highlight why Viking Offroad Winchline dropped the axe on the competition.