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  1. #1
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    Default What kind of rope to buy?

    so I need to get a board and rope to start surfing. Which kind of rope to you guys like, the one with a small handle or one with "T" handle?

    http://www.waterskis.com/Proline-Wak...ine_handle.htm

    http://theskimonster.com/blog/posts/...f-rope-review/

    I am not asking about these two specifically, just the style. Thanks.
    Scott
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    I have a Proline T handle that very rarely ever gets used in the last 2-3yrs.

    Braided one myself with thicker tube rope and an old ski rope handle and love it. It is thick enough that no one even thinks of making the mistake of coiling it up a bunch around their hand. (yes, she got yelled at for that little loop she's holding)

    Last edited by bergermaister; 09-04-2013 at 05:05 PM.
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    I had an extra heavy tube rope that we cut into sections and made surf ropes for 2 different boats. We tied several knots in the ends to allow for something to grip as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    I have a Proline T handle that very rarely ever gets used in the last 2-3yrs.

    Braided one myself with thicker tube rope and an old ski rope handle and love it. It is thick enough that no one even thinks of making the mistake of coiling it up a bunch around their hand. (yes, she got yelled at for that little loop she's holding)

    I noticed in your pic that you just have the rope attached to the cleat -- is there any danger in bending those from the weight of the pull? We have used the tower or the pylon when surfing but never thought to use the cleat....
    Mike

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    that's a good way to get newbies off to the side out of the whitewash, but could be some issues with larger riders.

    Another solution can be found at wake9.com: the nubbin'

    http://store.wake9.com/gear/nubbin

    What do you need this for? When new people learn to wakesurf one of the hardest issues for them is the whitewash behind the middle of the boat. The surf nubbin' is a special strap that allows you to connect the rope to the top corner of the tower on the side of the surfer. A special wakesurf tower mount that helps pull the surfer away from the whitewash and into the smooth flats on the side of the boat. We have been through a few prototypes, and this version works perfect, is cheap, and easy to install on all tube towers
    Drew
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    That's a good idea, I had never thought about that. I just try to maneuver the boat so that the rider is already outside the wake area before starting and if they get caught back in the whitewash they just have to deal with it.
    Mike

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    Default What kind of rope to buy?

    I have a t handle and never use it. We prefer the Liquid Force type you listed. Foam grips on the rope above the knots are very comfortable.
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    Ron

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    Default What kind of rope to buy?

    I prefer the T handle myself

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    liquid force. found it to be easier to train noobs than knots in rope or thandle. for me, makes no difference either way.
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    Default Re: What kind of rope to buy?

    We use the liquid force one, it floats too...

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