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Old    Riley Logue (rplogue7)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-08-2012, 7:29 PM Reply   
So my default tow line just got split by the prop, and today was my first day using a new tow rope. It was a cheap one but it was a wakeboarding rope, and it felt awful. I dont know if it was the tow rope, but I couldn't predict anything with it. Most times I yank the rope before I pop off the wake. But this rope would simply stretch when I yanked it, sending me airborne out of control with an uncomfortable feel in the air. However, when I yanked the rope so hard I got some slack my buds said I got more air than ever before.

Anyone have any advice about using this rope or buying a new one? There must be someone out there who has had this same problem

Thanks!
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-09-2012, 12:57 AM Reply   
can you post a pic or link or exact name of the rope.

i have seen some ropes marketed as "wakeboard ropes" that were nothing more than a ski rope with a handle that was more of a wakeboarding handle (not rubber grip but EVA)
Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       08-09-2012, 4:53 AM Reply   
probably bought a poly-e line with low stretch... you've got 3 setups and don't know the difference between dyneema and spectra or poly-e?
Old    Riley Logue (rplogue7)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-09-2012, 6:06 AM Reply   
I know what dyneema is I love that but it got split by my damn prop day 1. Poly e isn't that like "low stretch" which Is bad because you want no stretch?
Old    Riley Logue (rplogue7)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-09-2012, 6:09 AM Reply   
And here's the link to my crappy rope :

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...V4776700AHWR3P

Oh **** its from Kmart I'm already mad at myself for buying this
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       08-09-2012, 6:21 AM Reply   
while the description states "wakeboarding rope", that is NOT a no-stretch wakeboard rope.

Do you have a usable handle? If so, I would search for a no-stretch mainline.

Phalanx is still having a sale on their's. http://www.phalanxwake.com/wp/products/mainline-rope/
Old    Riley Logue (rplogue7)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-09-2012, 6:31 AM Reply   
Dude thanks I've been looking for a dyneema line for less than 90 bux!! But wait.. Do you know of anyone who's used those because I'm not too familiar with phalanx but it looks like a legit good deal

And umm yea I have a decent obrien handle with a vinyl no stretch line on it... I'm throwing that Kmart rope away now!

Last edited by rplogue7; 08-09-2012 at 6:35 AM.
Old    Jared Barefoot (jdb11386)      Join Date: Sep 2011       08-09-2012, 6:53 AM Reply   
I just got a phalanx rope and handle in last week and forgot to use it this past weekend. Im still fond of my ronix rope and handle, but I will definitely try it this weekend. It looks like a good rope.

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Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-09-2012, 7:29 AM Reply   
Riley get the phalanx set up. I just got a couple things from them. Great guys and crazy honest. I paid way more for a much shorter rope. Great deal go get it!!
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       08-09-2012, 7:45 AM Reply   
There was another thread regarding the Phalanx sale, about their vests. People were talking about their stuff in a pretty positive light. I wouldn't hesitate if I was in need of something.
Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       08-09-2012, 9:44 AM Reply   
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Straight-Lin...item2ec0bcdc21

Here you go, coated mainline for less than 90
Old    Riley Logue (rplogue7)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-09-2012, 10:22 AM Reply   
Yea I'm sort of in need of a new tow rope and it looks like a good one! Buying it tonight probably
Old    Clay (tahoeguy7)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-09-2012, 1:39 PM Reply   
I would go with an Accurate Jacket mainline. They float, so there is a lesser chance of getting it caught in the prop.
Old    Joe Burbo (jburbo)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-09-2012, 2:06 PM Reply   
Phalanx is still having a sale on their's. http://www.phalanxwake.com/wp/products/mainline-rope/[/QUOTE]

there you go! AND free shipping!
Old    Riley Logue (rplogue7)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-09-2012, 4:26 PM Reply   
Just bought one! Thanks guys!
Old    Brandon (Gnargnar)      Join Date: Aug 2012       08-09-2012, 4:36 PM Reply   
Aerial makes a cheaper line too
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-09-2012, 6:49 PM Reply   
Good move super good guys great cs service. Now order a jacket.

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