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gus 08 mobius lsv
07-26-2010, 05:29 PM
how many people are using those zero stretch ropes? and where is the best place to get them?

RideNH
07-26-2010, 07:18 PM
I picked mine up from a local shop and its worked out great for the past couple of seasons.

loudsubz
07-26-2010, 07:32 PM
once you try it you will never go back. I found that after going back to even a low stretch rope it was throwing me off when I was trying to do spins in the air as I was being pulled forward too much.

you can get an airhead spectra line and handle for like $80 cdn.

Ian Brantford
07-26-2010, 09:41 PM
Spectra 1/8" rope (sheathed) is the gold standard. Once you use it, you'll realise that all lesser materials were a complete waste of your money and riding time.

I started with an unsheathed Spectra rope, which was great for being extremely lightweight. However, it suffered wear and was prone to tangling. On my boat, we now carry a regular 75' sheathed Spectra rope, plus another one with a deep-V for beginners on the hydrofoil. The beginner rope can be switched to the other handle in a pinch, in case anything happens to the main rope.

Also, if you have been using lesser ropes, you have probably also been using substandard handles. I went through many hardware-store poly ropes with handles that wouldn't float after a couple of hours of use. If you have a handle that does not reliably float, most Spectra rope/handle packages have a good handle.

gus 08 mobius lsv
07-26-2010, 10:21 PM
well the handle i have now is a pretty nice one it floats well and the my rope has 50 foot main then a 10 and four 5 foot sections but heard about the zero stretch and thought i'd give it shot and was told to get the coated one for a tangle free convience. thanks guys for the help

AaronWhitt82
07-27-2010, 03:14 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/75-COATED-SPECTRA-WAKEBOARD-WATER-SKI-ROPE-MAINLINE-/230501748607?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35aaf98f7f

These ropes are pretty good and a decent price. I had this same rope until it ended up wrapped around the prop...

gus 08 mobius lsv
07-27-2010, 11:16 AM
http://www.bulletlines.com/Foam-Grip-Wakeboard-Handle-p/119.htm

you guys that use those ropes what do ya think about this one?

saskie99
07-27-2010, 11:44 AM
I have a rope from bullet lines, spectra covered. It is great, has no strech and never tangles, I would never never ever go back those poly shit ropes again. I have had mine for like 5 years and still looks and feels new.

Paully
07-27-2010, 03:50 PM
Saskie 99 -what area are you in? Paully

saskie99
07-27-2010, 03:55 PM
melfort sask, where are you?

loudsubz
07-28-2010, 10:54 PM
For CDN guys you can check out

http://www.royaldistributing.com/main/index.php?option=com_flippingbook&view=book&id=11&Itemid=195&firstPageNumber=286

they have a $60 and $80 version with handles.