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Old    rdierolf            09-24-2003, 4:44 PM Reply   
how do you tell if you are using a non stretch rope? I got it for $40 and it came with the rope and a handle. If it helps the handle it came with is called the power grip by HydroSlide i think. Since then, I replaced it with a non-strech wakeboard handle with a spectra line. I pull on both the spectra handle and the mainline, and they feel just a little diffrent. I imagine I'm using a low-strech rope but I have no idea how to tell if it streches besides pulling on it. I've never ridden with a rope that I was 100% sure it was spectra. Is there anyway to tell for sure if it is strechy? Sorry for the long post.
Old    xtremebordgurl            09-24-2003, 5:30 PM Reply   
test you can do is to pinch two parts of the line approx a couple inches apart, and then press the line together into itself, then release one hand and if the line springs back to its original position then it has stretch. However if it doesn't bounce back and stays when you release it then it doesn't have stretch. My guess is if you paid $40 it is nylon and has stretch. Very rarely will you find a good spectra line for under $75 unless its used or something. Generally you can expect to pay like $80-110 for a good line, thats not even including the handle. The good new is that they generally last a while. Hope this helps, if you don't understand the pinch and push technique let me know and I'll try to explain it a different way.
Old    rdierolf            09-24-2003, 5:58 PM Reply   
well it looks like im using a strech rope. I do that teqnique and it bounces back a lot. thanks a lot i just needed to know if it was necessary to buy a new rope.

(Message edited by rdierolf on September 24, 2003)
Old    xtremebordgurl            09-24-2003, 9:03 PM Reply   
Anytime!
Old    Bob (bob)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-24-2003, 10:06 PM Reply   
not necissary but then again niether is eating out tomorrow night, i just paid about 140 for a good rope and handle... should have held out for the nevin, about 180-190 for the CARBON handle and spectra rope
Old    rdierolf            09-25-2003, 7:25 AM Reply   
what rope for around $70-$90 is spectra, durable, zero strech, and not heavy?
Old    toolfan (toolfan)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-25-2003, 7:32 AM Reply   
Accurate Lines are my fave. www.accuratelines.com

they dont sell them their, but finding someone who does isnt hard.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-25-2003, 7:34 AM Reply   
http://fc2k.perfski.com/showitem.cfm?catnum=9&itemnum=725
Best line out there IMO.
Old    Salmon Tacos (salmon_tacos)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-25-2003, 8:15 AM Reply   
You can usually get a new spectra rope on Ebay for $30-50.

I got a new Masterline "Microfusion" spectra rope and handle for $65 a while back.

The neoprene-core ropes, like the one David D mentioned, are cool because they float but they are not truly "tangle free" and probably aren't worth the extra money if you're on a budget.
Old    rdierolf            09-25-2003, 4:27 PM Reply   
ok guys thanks for all the help. looks like im going to get the accurate jacted line. anyone know where i could get one for a good deal online and not off of ebay?
Old    Levi Cress (levi)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-25-2003, 4:44 PM Reply   
One other piece of advice...try and get a bright color so you can see it easily in the water. It may save you..or more likely someone driving your boat when you're boarding from running over the rope.
Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-25-2003, 4:49 PM Reply   
look on ebay under blue blazer. it is an awesome rope from straightline. retails for about 100.00. i got one for 35.00

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