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Rockclimber249


Jul 1, 2014, 1:48 PM
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Hey guys/gals I am sorry if I posted this in the wrong subsection, but I don't think there was a section for rappelling. Okay so I am looking and doing some research into static ropes because I want one for rappelling. I have basically come up with two types of static ropes, the flexible kind (kind of like a dynamic rope would feel) and the very stiff kind (like that PMI stuff sold at REI). I was wondering what kind of experiences you all have had using each type and what you prefer. And also what rope would you suggest I get. I was looking at the Blue Water II Plus and I think it is a stiff kind and also the Sterling SUPERSTATIC2 which I think is a flexible one. Does anyone have any reviews of these ropes or prefrences? Thanks for all your help, I much appreciate responses.
EDIT: It will be just for rappelling off rocks, if it gets wet it would be on accident. And another question(sorry for so many) does a stiffer static line mean it will have a higher resistance to abrasiveness than of a flexible one?


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Are you going canyoneering or whatever it's called or just rappelling off a cliff?
I.E. will your rope be getting wet?


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Get the semi static rope, (soft feel). It will be easier to tie knots and handle it through the rappel device. The full static are better for extremely long rappels or rescue loads. Full static is better against abrasion.


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Rockclimber249 wrote:
Hey guys/gals I am sorry if I posted this in the wrong subsection, but I don't think there was a section for rappelling. Okay so I am looking and doing some research into static ropes because I want one for rappelling. I have basically come up with two types of static ropes, the flexible kind (kind of like a dynamic rope would feel) and the very stiff kind (like that PMI stuff sold at REI). I was wondering what kind of experiences you all have had using each type and what you prefer. And also what rope would you suggest I get. I was looking at the Blue Water II Plus and I think it is a stiff kind and also the Sterling SUPERSTATIC2 which I think is a flexible one. Does anyone have any reviews of these ropes or prefrences? Thanks for all your help, I much appreciate responses.
EDIT: It will be just for rappelling off rocks, if it gets wet it would be on accident. And another question(sorry for so many) does a stiffer static line mean it will have a higher resistance to abrasiveness than of a flexible one?

I guide canyoneering 5 months out of the year in noiZ and I use the Blue Water 9.2mm Canyon DS (dual sheath) and it really holds up well to the abuse I put it through. I just got a spool of the 9mm Canyonator that I don't plan on beating up as much. If you don't plan on really doing routes/canyons that are hard on ropes a lesser built one will do for sport rappelling.


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