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borealforest


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Hi everyone!
Im just new to climbing and bought myself a Maxim glider 9.9 rope recently. Flacking it out i saw this fuzz from one of the yarns sticking out. It mustve not got woven in tight in construction. is this a concern? is this a defect and it should be returned before i use it? Check out the pic here:

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos/Gear/rope_fuzz_121637.html


thanks!


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is it new and not used ... if so take it back or contact maxim

a duodess there may be some slight fuzziness at the pattern change .... but it doesnt look like one

if you cant take it back just climb on it ...

its that simple Wink


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borealforest wrote:
is this a concern? is this a defect and it should be returned before i use it? Check out the pic here:

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ope_fuzz_121637.html

If you are not sure, it really is an easy question to ask New England Ropes for their professional answer. Send them the picture and ask them. Then post back here.

But if you want a second absolutely worthless internet answer, count me as whole-heartedly in with bearbreeder.

Bill L


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OK thanks Bill! and bearbreeder

Good news is i can return it if i want to. I was just trying to see if it was necessary.. seems to be semi-suggested. and there is time before spring...

I sent New England ropes the question VIA their facebook account. will post their answer here asap.

Thanks for the prompt help guys.


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I wouldn't bother. That is not going to affect the integrity of the rope, and the cost of shipping it back or driving back to the store makes it probably not worth it. But see what NE says and then decide.


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borealforest wrote:
OK thanks Bill! and bearbreeder

Good news is i can return it if i want to. I was just trying to see if it was necessary.. seems to be semi-suggested. and there is time before spring...

I sent New England ropes the question VIA their facebook account. will post their answer here asap.

Thanks for the prompt help guys.


id talk to em anyways ... they might send you some credit or goodies ...

the rope IMO should be perfectly fine ... after a bit of TRing youll get that anyways

but on a totally new rope, i personally expect there not to be any such


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I've been climbing on Gliders for awhile now, I wouldn't be overly concerned, but Maxim would probably exchange it no problem if you are.


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I think im going to return this one- because i can. People dont seem too concerned (and the way it feels seems like the fuzz is just on the sheath and the mantle is fine)

My dad just offered to fly me into JT next month so i hope this switch up goes fast enough!!

Thanks to all the input from everyone. thanks bearbreeder.. healyje ...et al.


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healyje wrote:
I've been climbing on Gliders for awhile now, I wouldn't be overly concerned, but Maxim would probably exchange it no problem if you are.

I wouldn't be concerned either, but when I buy a new rope I want a new rope with no defects.

If it's easy to return and exchange, I'd do it. If it was a pain in the ass I probably wouldn't bother.


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borealforest wrote:
My dad just offered to fly me into JT next month so i hope this switch up goes fast enough!!.

Cool, but be aware just crossing JT park borders can cause that much damage to a rope, let alone dragging it across some of those crystals...


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granite_grrl !! I got it at our fantastic MEC stores so i can (and have set up the exchange couriered to my door!) no questions asked.


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USnavy wrote:
I wouldn't bother. That is not going to affect the integrity of the rope, and the cost of shipping it back or driving back to the store makes it probably not worth it. But see what NE says and then decide.

and if he dies then you add

Sh*t happens


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majid_sabet wrote:
USnavy wrote:
I wouldn't bother. That is not going to affect the integrity of the rope, and the cost of shipping it back or driving back to the store makes it probably not worth it. But see what NE says and then decide.

and if he dies then you add

Sh*t happens

How rude !

he wont die from it Wink

Wink


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Oh boy, if you're worried about that, you do not want see some of my ropes. It's fine. I'm buying 600 foot spools of NE rope for work and there is no problem with that one. Healyje is right, you think that's fuzzed?

Wait till you leave Josh. Ropes get fuzzed here fast.

Don't waste you're time.

Very reasonable question from a beginner. That rope is fine.


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thanks socalclimber

sitting up here in the canadian prairies with 5 feet of snow on the ground and nary a mountain (or a hill even) in sight gives us too much to think about... ha!


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majid_sabet wrote:
USnavy wrote:
I wouldn't bother. That is not going to affect the integrity of the rope, and the cost of shipping it back or driving back to the store makes it probably not worth it. But see what NE says and then decide.

and if he dies then you add

Sh*t happens
Only someone with your vast and insuperable inexperience would think that minor tick is life threatening.


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borealforest wrote:
thanks socalclimber

sitting up here in the canadian prairies with 5 feet of snow on the ground and nary a mountain (or a hill even) in sight gives us too much to think about... ha!

He's new to the game, it's a reasonable question.

Here's some sound advice for your first trip to Josh. Head to Trashcan Rock for your first day of climbing. Lot's to do and a good entry level start to the area. Don't take the ratings out here for granted. People love to say how sandbagged the ratings are, but they are not. A lot of the climbs out here were done before there was any 5.whatever (The Yosemite Decimal System) rating system. In the early days they used the F system. 5.9 was pretty much the top of the game back then.

You'll be fine. If you don't have a guide book and don't want to buy one, you can rent from the Joshua Tree Outifitters.

http://www.joshuatreeoutfitters.com

Also, for gear needs, general advice etc, drop by Nomad Ventures:

http://www.nomadventures.com/

Also, if you so desire a trip to town for dinner, try Sams Pizza next to the Post Office. They have excellent Indian Food, Pizza, Sandwiches etc. They also have Sams Market next door with a wide variety of food items and the best beer selection in town. There is also the Country Kitchen, nothing special, but it's a staple of the area. Also, try Pie For the People, a really great New York style pizza place. I can't really recommend Crossroads Cafe anymore. It's not bad, it's just not what it used to be.

As far as camping goes, it can be difficult to find spaces in the campgrounds. If they are full, you can always stay at the pit. It's not much, but it's free and there are good people who stay down there for the season. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR GEAR UNATTENDED. Unfortunately the neighborhood in the surrounding are isn't the best and things have been stolen.

Your best bet is to drop by Nomad's when you get into town for all the info. They have a good crew that are very knowledgeable about the area.

Enjoy your trip. Joshua Tree is an amazing place.


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whats the name of that Thia restaurant just before the park ?


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socalclimber wrote:
I can't really recommend Crossroads Cafe anymore. It's not bad, it's just not what it used to be.

Really? Wow, that sucks to hear. I haven't been to J Tree in ten years, but I'll be honest, I think the Crossroads Cafe was the best thing about the place (with the possible exception of one or two climbs).

GO


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cracklover wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
I can't really recommend Crossroads Cafe anymore. It's not bad, it's just not what it used to be.

Really? Wow, that sucks to hear. I haven't been to J Tree in ten years, but I'll be honest, I think the Crossroads Cafe was the best thing about the place (with the possible exception of one or two climbs).

GO

Both you and Socalclimber are exactly correct.

Jay


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Crossroads used to be a very cool locals/climbers "den" so to speak. It had atmosphere, good food, and a very steady tourist client base. Once Bonnie sold the place, they "remodeled" it, and stripped it of it's character.

I've been there once since it's relaunch and was not impressed. Normally when I go to a restaurant and look at the menu, I usually have to struggle with "that sounds yummy, hmmm, that sounds yummy" etc. I didn't have that response when I went. There is a ton of veegun stuff and not that much appealed to me at all. I will say that the french fries were yummy.

Beyond, the place is totally devoid of any character.

It's a shame.


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borealforest wrote:
People dont seem too concerned (and the way it feels seems like the fuzz is just on the sheath and the mantle is fine)

OK, so you don't know the different parts of a kernmantle rope.

Hint - "kern" means core.

Back to the original question. It has come up here before. What you see is called an air splice, and it's totally OK. At least that was the answer last time.


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KERN! !MANTLE!! oops! hahah yeah i do know the difference i think this one just snuck past me. hahahah full screwup!

anyway, I ended up feeling not worried about it. But MEC instead delivered a new one to my door and took the old one away free of charge. so i was like "ok, you waanna come do that? fill your boots. Im not stoppiing you"

The last of the snow is melting here and im psyched to get this thing fuzzy.


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