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Old    ben hugo (nitro909)      Join Date: Jun 2006       09-27-2006, 9:24 AM Reply   
I saw these "Bullet" ropes on ebay and was wondering if anyone has bought them or tried them. The prices are very cheap, and by the looks of them they look like the accurate ropes. I need a new good backup rope, but Im afraid these might be POS.

http://cgi.ebay.com/75-COATED-SPECTRA-WAKEBOARD-WATER-SKI-ROPE-MAINLINE_W0QQitemZ230032941466QQihZ013QQcategoryZ7 4048QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Old    AG (martinique)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-27-2006, 9:52 AM Reply   
I bought one as a back up haven't used it but it looks just like my a-line except it dosen't have the length markings. I only paid $32 for it so it was worth it
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       09-27-2006, 9:53 AM Reply   
I have one that looks the same except has a red coating. It works good, doesnt tangle and seems to be wearing well.
Old    Aden Glatt (aden_g)      Join Date: Mar 2006       09-27-2006, 10:43 AM Reply   
I wouldn't suggest it. I personally hate those ropes... They seem like the best ever once you own one (and yes, I have owned a few), until you leave them out in the sun and the plastic shrinks or gathers up... then they just suck. and hurt when the rope goes through your hands in the water.

They are also very easy to wrap up, until you get to the extensions... then they become a gong show, worse than just a normal non-coated rope.
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-27-2006, 10:48 AM Reply   
What about the non-plastic coated ones? Are they any good?
Old    Aden Glatt (aden_g)      Join Date: Mar 2006       09-27-2006, 10:56 AM Reply   
The Viper line from Straight Line kicks ass, that is what I am currently using. I hate plastic coated ropes.
Old    Chase Tydings (rockledge)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-27-2006, 11:15 AM Reply   
I have one and so do a few buddies. I'd say it works just like the accurate, and at that price it is a bargain . . .
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       09-27-2006, 11:19 AM Reply   
I have one. Its ok for the price, but it tangles like an old school rope. The coating isnt very thick.
Old    Matt (matt_c)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-27-2006, 11:39 AM Reply   
they work great

5 yes's
1 no

you deciede
Old    elias haldeman (elo)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-27-2006, 11:48 AM Reply   
im really satisfied with my spectra core. its easy to coil and it doesnt tangle at all
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-27-2006, 11:55 AM Reply   
Good, I just bought this one with a handle.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230031224391
Old    murrayair            09-27-2006, 6:58 PM Reply   
I bought a Bullet rope and handle last year and they both started falling apart within a month. They were cheap, but just not worth it for me. I'm sticking with the more expensive brands.
Old    Bill Montanye (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-28-2006, 6:19 AM Reply   
Hmm fall apart? i bought a red bulletcoated rope for 39.99 in Early spring and have used it on every outing this year and when i bring it on others boats the whole boat uses it all day ..so all summer 100+ pulls behind it in the hot texas sun and it still looks great and no problems yet..

not sure on the handles but they look cheap and flimsy but the ropes are great..
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-28-2006, 7:06 AM Reply   
Mark, why did you not return the rope and handle if it fell apart in one month? I have seen the seller post a few times on our forum, and he seemed like he would take care of any issues.
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-28-2006, 7:20 AM Reply   
I bought the same as Byrd at the beginning of last year. Rope has held up very well. Just now starting to show signs of age. It does tangle once in awhile though.
Old    Jman (jmanolinsky)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-28-2006, 10:37 AM Reply   
I have the red rope and handle. I haven't had any problems after a season's use. I wished the handle didn't have the cheater grip handle on it since I don't use it, but other than that I have no complaint.

Jman
Old    Ken Land (bulletlines)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-28-2006, 11:29 AM Reply   
Thanks for the great reviews. We are trying to keep the sport affordable. We had dealer inquiries this year, and the number one objection was how cheap our ropes were compared to other brands. The dealers were worried that the bigger brands would get upset and stop servicing the account if my products were in the store.

Mark,

I would like to know more about what happened to your rope and handle. Maybe I can help!

Bill,

I know you ride a lot, so I'm glad to hear you are still happy with the rope. Now for handles! I have some new carbon handles coming in soon that I think you will be completely satisfied with. Billy Garcia in Austin should be testing some of our new handles by mid Oct.

Everyone else:

I'm closing out the following 75' Coated Rope with 15" EVA handle for $75.00 shipped. Great deal! Email me if you want one.

Thanks,

Ken Land
kland@bulletlines.com
www.bulletlines.com

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Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-28-2006, 11:56 AM Reply   
Now that is Great Customer Service!!!

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