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Old 11-09-2015, 11:59 AM   #2
Christopher Morris
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Re: Manilla vs. Poly dacron rope

Dacron or other synthetics are more comfortable texture to bare hands when compared to manila. Manila has more stray fibers that stick out and might give a pokey feel.

The disadvantage of dacron is that it can be pretty slick to sweaty hands. If you slide down the rope, it can create more friction heat which might cause burns. If you use dacron for climbing, it's a good idea to chalk your hands when they get sweaty, and use a hand-over-hand descent technique, rather than a firepole-slide technique.
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