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Old    needsboost            07-07-2003, 10:20 AM Reply   
I've seen some non-stretch and low stretch wakeboarding ropes and handles online and in stores. I've always just used a regular ski rope. What's the advantages/disadvantages to these non-stretch ropes/handles? And do yall have any that you recommend?
Old    flipside            07-07-2003, 10:22 AM Reply   
If you use a stretchable rope during your cut, then when you launch off the wake, the rope will recoil somewhat causing you to possibly be pulled off balance toward the boat. That's why you want a rope that won't stretch at all...no matter where u are in your cut or in the air, the rope will always be the exact same length.

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Old    Jonathan French (rock_n_boardin)      Join Date: May 2003       07-07-2003, 10:28 AM Reply   
Also keeps the rope from recoiling into your boat on a hard fall, or when someone is trying to save a trick and holds on to the rope to long.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-07-2003, 10:59 AM Reply   
Majority of your pop comes from the load on the line. It is much harder to load a line that is springy. To get the load on the line consistent you need something that is, for the most part, stationary.
Old    airjunky123            07-07-2003, 11:38 AM Reply   
The best deal I've found is Wakecord. No stretch, very thin and light. Not too many boarders use it and I don't know why. Forty-five bucks for a 75' one piece. They make them to whatever lengths you want. The only down side I've found is that after the rope gets a little used, it gets tangled easily when coiled. I just pull it in and let it fall on the floor between riders, then just toss the handle to the rider and it feeds out perfectly. You can find it at www.wakecord.com
Old    needsboost            07-07-2003, 3:47 PM Reply   
Any other suggestions for what rope/handle to get?
Old    Chuck J (wake_eater)      Join Date: May 2003       07-07-2003, 4:06 PM Reply   
i use an "accurate" rope & handle. never had it tangle and it has no recoil.

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