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thoxsie


Dec 25, 2001, 11:42 AM
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I just bought a new rope. I have only been using the rope to rappel off of a 150' cliff with a 10' overhang.

What should I do to take care of the rope after a long day of repelling ?

What should I be looking for in the rope to see if it is damaged? (Do you have pictures that I could see)

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Dec 25, 2001, 11:47 AM
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I'm going to give you a real quick lesson on something VERY useful around the forums. Click Here to learn more. I use it ALL the time, and it works a lot. If there isn't anything about ropes, sorry, now there is.

Along with that, sometimes the Articles section of the site will have in depth information on popular topics.

This article may be of some use for you as well.

I'm not quite sure there are any photos of "injured" ropes on this site, but I'm sure they exist somewhere. If you can't find anything here, you might want to do a search on www.google.com , their search engine tends to find amazing stuff.

Adios.

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If you see any white cords showing, that's a bad sign! Just make sure you keep it dry and always check for wear after every time you use it. Always pay attention to the manufactures guide also even if your rope is in good condition. If it says a certain amount of times to use it only use it that many times.


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Make sure not to get it cut on any rocks and try not to get it twisted!


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If your just rapping on it, you should be
using static rope instead of dynamic, unless
yer rich. If your using dynamic....you said
after a long day of repelling....if thats
all your doing with it and your rapping
real fast....then your cooking the sheath
of the rope, and that will ruin your rope
fast. So start going up instead, yer
ropes will last longer .
And when you repel, slow down, you'll live a
healthier, happier, life.

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dynamic=up
static=down
nice dry spot out of direct sunlight
a careful watch on the rope when in use (look for others stepping on your rope or it being burried in the dirt or other such things)
all of this combine should give a long lasting rope!


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