For whipping old windsurfer masts used as spars (to keep stuff from sliding on them) I've been using 1/8" "braded nylon-polypropelene" line from Home Depot.
But my inner obsessive-compulsive is saying that using cotton might be better.
- Cotton would shrink, thus making it tighter and enhancing it's functionality
- It *might* be cheaper
- Since it shrinks, the wrapping process might be easier bc the wraps wouldn't have tb initially as tight.
Is there anything to this notion?