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alldeez


Oct 19, 2013, 3:22 PM
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I recently got a mammut sensor rope that has a very nice tapered finish on the ends. Basically it looks like in addition to the normal hot seal they shaved a bit of the rope sheath off to give it a slight taper.

I've found this is much less prone to wear than a normal straight cut w. tape on it, and it threads into knots easier.





I want to give my other rope this same end, just wondering if anyone knows is there any particular way this is normally done?

I have an old rope to practice on, I guess I can just take my knife and start shaving a bit of the sheath off at the end but seems like there must be a better technique to it.

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marc801


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Shape and form the taper with a hot (ie: really hot) butter knife or something similar.


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tape end
cut rope in middle of tape
burn


gunkiemike


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Less prone to wear?

Like fuzzing up on the LAST INCH of the rope is a big problem?


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I find a candle and crushing it between fingers works ok. Some people snip out a little of the core from end.

The main reason to do it is to make sure the end is less likely to snag on a rap.


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