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Frankcondemslargesloths 08-18-2013 4:59 PM

Dyneema line vs Regular rope
 
Is there any noticeable difference between a dyneema line and a regular rope? I've always ridden a regular rope but now I'm starting to notice when I do tweaked out grabs its harder to get back around. I'm wondering if its the rope, or me just being lazy.

cwb4me 08-18-2013 5:15 PM

Dyneema will do the trick. You should be at pro level by the end of next season. A combination of regular practice and dyneema line will do it.

boardman74 08-18-2013 7:58 PM

When you say regular rope, what do you mean? Like a Poly-e standard ski rope that stretches?

Frankcondemslargesloths 08-19-2013 4:08 AM

Yes. The one that stretches like crazy.

baitkiller 08-19-2013 4:30 AM

My feeble skills dont know the difference but I still edge hard and sometimes pop a handle. Thats when poly-e ropes bite.
If nothing else, the non stretch rope is much safer for the boat driver and passengers. Many a staple has been installed in the scalp of a driver due to the snap back of a loaded handle.
My wife is my driver and my kids are the crew. Non stretch ropes only are allowed upon the boat.

ilikebeaverandboats 08-19-2013 7:08 AM

Dyneema for the win.

wakebordr11 08-19-2013 9:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Frankcondemslargesloths (Post 1839809)
Yes. The one that stretches like crazy.

A stretch rope isn't going to make that much of a difference pulling back tweaked grabs, that is laziness on your part. You will notice the difference though. Once you go non stretch, you can tell, its a steady stable consistent pull.

I've always said I rate a nonstretch rope as high priority as a tower...

Frankcondemslargesloths 08-19-2013 4:15 PM

We have a sky pole. Haha. We use my grandmothers 2005 sporster with a sky pole and 880 pounds in the back. She won't let us get a tower or wedge. It's a closed bow so no weight(even the little we could safely fit in it) can go in the front. Boats free though so we use it. She pays for gas too!

wakebordr11 08-19-2013 5:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Frankcondemslargesloths (Post 1839976)
We have a sky pole. Haha. We use my grandmothers 2005 sporster with a sky pole and 880 pounds in the back. She won't let us get a tower or wedge. It's a closed bow so no weight(even the little we could safely fit in it) can go in the front. Boats free though so we use it. She pays for gas too!

I would've bought a nonstretch rope before I bought sacs. Tower/high pole, basically the same for most

Frankcondemslargesloths 08-19-2013 5:57 PM

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Originally Posted by wakebordr11 (Post 1839996)
I would've bought a nonstretch rope before I bought sacs. Tower/high pole, basically the same for most

The sacs were cheaper than a rope. haha. Got em of off CL for 80 bucks. It was a steal.

ilikebeaverandboats 08-19-2013 6:01 PM

30 seconds searching and I found this....
Rope and handle, 85 bones.
http://www.buywake.com/wakeboard-rop...-blueblack.htm

scottb7 08-26-2013 7:29 PM

http://www.the-house.com/wklgava4brd...d-handles.html

i got this one and like it lots. it does not say but it is 65 + 5 + 5 +5 if i remember right.

andy_nintzel 08-27-2013 6:53 AM

Nylon is like a slingshot, its only good for Tubing and Slalom Skiing. Ditch that thing asap.


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