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Old    Paul (fish6942)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-12-2006, 8:25 PM Reply   
I've never seen a non-stretch ski rope like the wakeboarding ropes. Any idea why they're still using the poly ropes?
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       08-12-2006, 11:31 PM Reply   
Non-stretch is horrible for skiing, it is not forgiving enough in the course. Try running the slalom course with your wakeboard rope and you'll see what I mean!!!
Old    Paul (fish6942)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-13-2006, 5:00 AM Reply   
I'm not a course skier (no acess to one) but you do hear skiers complain about cheaper ropes being too stretchy. I normally buy/use 8 or 10 section ropes from Straight Line and other high end manufacturers. I figured the goal was to have as little stretch as possible.
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       08-13-2006, 9:52 AM Reply   
There is a subtle balance in ski ropes. You want to stretch your ski ropes before using them or you can do it by just skiing for a while. The balance is a little give, but not a stretchy rope. Most skiers perfer the high strand count ropes from SL or Masterline.

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