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-   -   Re: Wakeboard Ropes... Is there a difference? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=356547)

moombaguy 08-12-2006 1:32 PM

can some of you please give me some insight? I'm new to boarding and just purchased my first boat. I purchased a rope that says it's for wakeboarding but it is the big nylon rope with a decent handle. I'm still trying to go wake to wake and I keep landing on top of the wake. Will I notice much of a difference if I buy the more expensive "true" wakeboard ropes? Also, Can you mix a large nylon rope and handle with the smaller wakeboard ropes? Or does that just defeat the purpose? Thanks for the help...

kingskrew 08-12-2006 1:35 PM

A good <b>non stretch</b> wakeboard specific line is well worth the investment. Stretchy ropes throw you off axis in the air. Don't mix a cheap nylon rope with a good rope. <BR> <BR>-Steve <BR> <BR>P.S. Best ropes in my opinion: <BR>Inexpensive: Bullet lines <BR>Best hands down: A-Line

08-12-2006 6:06 PM

Yellow Jacket's are great. Do not knot up last a long time. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by deltahoosier on August 12, 2006)

wakesetter101 08-12-2006 6:12 PM

Rope makes a big difference.

yosquire 08-13-2006 10:02 AM

You want a spectra line rope - the big thick ropes suck because they bungiee back and forth. The Spectra is the really small (diameter) rope that costs about $90 itself. Also, get one with the nylon coating. Makes a world of diff when the rope is sliding through your hands. <BR> <BR>If you're just begining, using the handle you already have is fine. It's not going to stretch much at all. And for just starting, money spent on other things (bindings/boards/etc/gas) is better spent than buying a handle. Once you advance and you feel that the handle is limiting you, then it's time to buy a handle. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.bulletskilines.com/" target="_blank">http://www.bulletskilines.com/</a> <- these guys carry the nylon coated spectra for like $59.. There site is down right now, hopefully it comes back up.

greatdane 08-13-2006 11:12 AM

Mike, once you board with a good wakeboard rope, you will never be able to board with a crappy one again. Its like the handling difference between a chevy wagon and a porsche.

moombaguy 08-13-2006 2:15 PM

Thank you everyone for your insight! It looks like I will be buying a new rope soon.... <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

yosquire 08-13-2006 3:29 PM

Correction: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.bulletlines.com/servlet/StoreFront" target="_blank">http://www.bulletlines.com/servlet/StoreFront</a>

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