|I've got this nailed down to a few choices, and am looking for a bit of input. Mostly beginner/intermediate riders on the boat. No "big air" tricks... just basic W2W jumps, learning some surface tricks, and carving around. Hey, we're old! Anyway, here's what I'm thinking: |
Accurate X-Line ($70 shipped)
Accurate Vivid ($58 shipped)
Proline SK-3 Gold ($64 shipped)
I know the Vivid is more of a "girls" line, but frankly, we're not that good or agressive, and there's a few girls who ride with us. So I really don't think it matters. The Proline rope looks nice for the price, but I'm a little worried about how the gold color will show up in the water. I want something easy to see. I know the X-Line is a great rope, but for the extra cost, I don't think I'll ever realize its full potential.
I used a Bullet Line last season, and it was OK. The little rubber pieces slipped all over and it did fray a bit. To be fair, I'm not sure if I was really attaching it to the pylon correctly. I never really understood if you're just supposed to loosen up the ends where the sections join together and just loop it over the pylon, or if there is some better way. So that may be why it started to fray. The Bullet Line was so thin that when those sections tightened up, it was hard to get them apart. It sure floated nice, though!
Thanks for any advice.
|Oh, as a follow-up, if you click the upper-right of this page on the "limited time offer" for Masterline, they have one for $49.95... so I guess that could be an option as well. Thanks.|
|Proline SK-3 no doubt. Solid company, solid product, and great warranty department!|
|out of the 3 i would recommend the proline because the x-line is short and you would be limiting yourself. |
the x-line is the highest quality in my opinion though. ive used tons of coated ropes and the accurate x and a lines were the only ones that never had the coating bunch up and seperate from the rope core.
|I've tried quite a few and have never had one last much longer than a single season.|
|go with proline. They have great equipment and if anything ever goes wrong they will more than likely replace it|