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on 4/2/2012 2:17:56 PM

Write your review here: If I had one word to describe this rope, that would be it; Supple. From day one it was supple. Using a Blake's hitch in a closed system was a first test that worked well. The rope is so supple that knot tying and dressing is easy. Using Ice Tail with a Distel works well also. When I find the time, I'd like to try Oceans polyester as a hitch with this rope. I did have one incident where my friction saver slid a little to far down the limb. I didn't notice it until well after I was at my position. The objective was to dislodge a sizable hanger. Once that was accomplished, that's when I noticed a little to much friction, as in 'hung up', when I tried to descend. The friction saver slid down and the rings parted ways leaving about five inches of rope going against the limb. Did I mention that the limbs were much bigger in person than from the ground? Funny how that works. Five foot friction saver and forty feet up. A graceful moment turned embarrassing. After five to ten minutes of convincing the friction saver to go back where it was, a graceful descent and embarrassing moment was then explained as 'part of the plan...' ;-) Lesson learned is that this rope can grab Oak bark very well under certain conditions. Also, keep at least one of your twenty eyes on the TIP. Slack happens. I think suppleness can have some draw backs, but overall I like this rope. It plays well with the ascenders I use. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again.

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What are you using this item for? Tree climbing.