Good for the price, but...
Review by: drfelatio, 2007-08-18
in the grand scheme of things, not ideal. I thought this rope was exceedingly stiff, both in its handling and in its catches. It flakes poorly which on more than one occasion led to a kinked up, knotted rope. Not cool. The catches were fine, but there was a noticeable difference between the Axis and my friend's Beal Flyer II. The flyer is soooo much softer (and the handling is way better too).
I thought this rope fuzzed more than it should have for the use it received and it developed a strange black streak down its entire length. The streak didn't cover the whole rope, just one half. I assume it's just Al-oxide from my biners and whatnot, but I had never seen this kind of mark left on any other rope. Just weird.
I've only had this rope for maybe a season and a half and I've already replaced it. Not out of rope fatigue as I'm sure it's got plenty of falls left in it, but simply because I wanted something softer and more supple. I got a Beal Flyer II instead :)