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Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-03-2010, 9:25 AM Reply   
Do you guys have preferences on surf ropes? Those really thick kind? Knots? Handle? T bar? Length?

What about a place with good prices?

Old     (scottnaz)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-03-2010, 10:06 AM Reply   
We started with a thin wakesurf rope with handle and without knots. The rope really hurt your hands when trying to pull yourself in closer to the sweet spot, plus because it was thin, people had a tendency to wrap the rope slack around their hand (a definite NO-NO).

After a season, we switched over to a thick rope with handle and knots. It was much easier to hold on to the rope while pulling yourself in, especially for beginners. I've always been more comfortable with the handle vs. t-bar or end knot.

Sorry, don't know where the best prices are to be found.
Old     (slimjim44)      Join Date: Feb 2009       05-03-2010, 10:21 AM Reply   
Link to the one I like the best. Has the foam around the rope just above each not to make it easier to pull yourself in to the pocket
Old     (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-11-2010, 4:11 PM Reply   
definitely the thick rope is the way to go and I perfer withe a handle
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       05-13-2010, 10:34 AM Reply   
thick rope for sure, with knots. the ronix one is the one i have. i have found that i'd rather have one without a handle because i've had a few instances where i fell right off the bat and had my hand or arm catch on the handle as the boat pulled away and i could see an arm or leg or something getting ripped up/off if that happened and you couldn't get loose in time.
Old     (NuBu)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-14-2010, 9:34 AM Reply   
where do you all attach your ropes? on the tower or pylon?
Old     (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-14-2010, 10:46 AM Reply   
Thick rope, with knots, no handle is my preference.

We typically attach to the tower, because it's significantly easier to get up. Don't ever go off of the pylon with a beginner. Also, hanging onto a no-handle rope attached to the pylon is difficult.
Old     (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-18-2010, 10:36 PM Reply   
I would just make one. Just loop some rope and throw a handle on it. Thats what we did. Depends on where your tower is on your boat, and the size of your wave, yada yada, figure out a length you'd like and just get some rope and loop it. Longers better than shorter!


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