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jmvotto
08-09-2010, 11:38 PM
what is the plastic sleeve that goes over the rope for?. I have a roped and it got all knotted up so the plastic sleeve is creased,cracked etc. can i just remove it.
:?:

viking
08-10-2010, 01:16 AM
i think it's to protect the board when getting pulled up?

brain_rinse
08-10-2010, 01:31 AM
I like the coated because it keeps rope burn to a minimum. I know there are high quality uncoated lines too, but I'm not sure if they are the same as a coated line with the coating removed.

Ian Brantford
08-10-2010, 11:54 AM
It keeps the rope from forming a loop anywhere near the rider in case of slack during a crash. It won't get wrapped around a limb. I'd say that it's time to make that your backup rope and get a new primary rope.

jmvotto
08-10-2010, 11:55 AM
Dan, you must be doing some tricky stuff. I am justr doing w2w and switches. so hopefully removing the coating thats all friqued up wont hurt too bad.

brain_rinse
08-10-2010, 12:16 PM
Dan, you must be doing some tricky stuff. I am justr doing w2w and switches. so hopefully removing the coating thats all friqued up wont hurt too bad.
:) No, just rope burn from when the boat driver is dragging the handle to me.

jmvotto
08-10-2010, 12:39 PM
:) No, just rope burn from when the boat driver is dragging the handle to me.

gotcha....

csm
08-11-2010, 12:28 PM
ditto on the rope burn, and it's great for not getting knots in your rope... but it also make it much harder to cut.

I got one wrapped around the prop, and it took forever to cut through it. Of course, that was with a pocket knife.