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moose_droppings


Apr 7, 2012, 4:16 PM

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Re: [bazan] Old slings, webbing, rope still good???
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bazan wrote:
Thanks for the input. They were about 1 year Frownold[/:(]. So I guess they are ~5 years old now, but really with 1 year of real use.


Would the same apply with a rope? It looks really good...

Thanks again,

Ben

A lot of the rope manufactures give a general rule of thumb for what they'd recommend, but they're very conservative recommendations since they're in the biz of selling rope. Go ahead and take a look at a few of the rope makers sites and see what they say.

Amount of use before you stored your rope would factor in. If it was used a few times a month for a year before storage and stored properly as you said it has been, then it'll be fine. You could also use for top roping for quite a few years yet.

Pull the rope through your hands and feel for bulges, flat spots or soft spots while also giving it a good visual inspection. Bottom line, if your overly concerned about it's safety, then buy a new one.


(This post was edited by moose_droppings on Apr 7, 2012, 4:21 PM)



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