When you are lifting hundreds of pounds of material the rope you choose to use is important. Using the wrong rope could cause unnecessary injuries and accidents. Double braid rope is the go-to rope for lifting and rigging.
Double braided rope has a braided core surrounded by a braided sheath (hence the name double braid). The inner and outer braids are generally designed to share the load equally with very low elongation. Double braid rope remains round under tension, imparts no rotational force when loaded, and has a soft hand. These characteristics are why it is ideal to use as a load rope.