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I worked with inner core cables for two years, and found that they flipped, kinked, snapped just like the hollow core cables.
I also found that they're not as easy to fix when the inevitable happens.
Whether they last longer or not is irrelevant.
Let's say I get called to an emergency at a restaurant that is depending on me to unstop the bathrooms before they have to close and lose 10's of thousands of dollars on a Saturday night, but wait I need to go to my shop and tach weld this end on, or worse, bring it to the repair center on Monday morning.
With hollow core, I can have the cable fixed in 5 minutes.
I already keep extra reels of hollow core cable on my truck for extra long runs. (up to 300ft)
If I used inner core, a back up reel would be mandatory, IMO.
Well, the hollow core cables are significantly cheaper....so maybe I'll try them. I know Allclear has made comments about how he only uses innercore as it handles the torque of large roots better. And that hollow core kinks too easily, but I rarely see roots as big as he does. So maybe I'll switch to hollowcore and save a few bucks.
It's certainly worth a try Carl. I used both equally and haven't noticed any longer life with the inner core, so I save the money. But that's also just my experience. Other manufacturers may make a superior inner core compared to what I've tried.