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9.7 Sportster

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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The 9.7 Sportster is Esprits work horse cragging rope. Designed to perform better and last longer than any other rope on the market. The Sportster is woven wet which creates a tighter sheath & core and subsequently gives it an amazing ability to roll over edges instead of flattening. This process and their patented style of heat setting combine to create a rope that lasts almost twice as long as any other rope this diameter. Often described as "hard to handle" by newer climbers, the Sportster is a stiff rope with little drag appreciated by seasoned athletes like Conrad Anker and Dean Potter. A bit more expensive but well worth the $. Esprit does not pre-dye their nylon which gives it greater strength. Esprit offers a 100% organic surface dye for a few dollars more for climbers looking for a little color.

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: 1800lotions, 2005-01-29

The 9.7 Sportster is by far the best rope I have ever used for sport climbing and single pitch trad. Performance, price and amazing durability!!!

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