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Old 03-11-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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"Battle" ropes

Does anyone have these at their home and if so, where did you purchase them, what thickness did you get and what length? Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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Re: "Battle" ropes

Got ours from Rogue. 1.5" rope, 50' long. If I knew where to get rope locally, I'd do that instead. Tape the ends to minimize fray. 2" is brutalizing.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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Re: "Battle" ropes

I just ordered a set last week from Art of Strength since they had a deal for 20% off with free shipping. I ordered their Bulldog jacketed ropes in 1.5in x 45ft. My home gym is in my basement so hopefully the jacketed ropes will eliminate the fray/mess.

http://artofstrength.mybigcommerce.com/

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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Re: "Battle" ropes

1 1/2 inches and 45 to 50 feet is a great place to start. I'd look at Poly ropes with Poly ends like we have here link WFS at the very least. That being said my favorite ropes to use are the jacketed ropes and Art of Strength makes great stuff. Jacketed ropes last longer and are much cleaner than anything else.

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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Re: "Battle" ropes

rope and knot.com has the best prices around. I got 50' of 1 1/2 for $90 shipped to my door. My 10 year old daughter climbes 10' one I bought with now complaints about roughness or splinters.
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Re: "Battle" ropes

Thanks everyone for the responses, Tim, so far knot and rope.com is the best priced, did you buy the manila? Poly is just a little too pricy for me, and it will really only be myself and my wife using them in our garage (smooth concrete surface). for $90 I don't think I could go wrong, and probably would get the best use for the price, thanks again I appreciate everyone's input!
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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Re: "Battle" ropes

ebay. 60', 2" thick.

It's a BEAST, seriously.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:20 AM   #8
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Re: "Battle" ropes

I got mine from art of strength, a little pricey but great quality came with a great video that showed ways of using the ropes I would have never thought of... and the ends are capped in metal so no worries
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Re: "Battle" ropes

Jamie could the metal capping be done diy? Just wondering if u may have an idea as to.how. thanks
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:30 AM   #10
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Re: "Battle" ropes

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Thanks everyone for the responses, Tim, so far knot and rope.com is the best priced, did you buy the manila? Poly is just a little too pricy for me, and it will really only be myself and my wife using them in our garage (smooth concrete surface). for $90 I don't think I could go wrong, and probably would get the best use for the price, thanks again I appreciate everyone's input!
+1 for Knot and Rope. I bought 20 feet of the ProManila about three years ago to hang outdoors. I chose the Pro because it would be exposed to the elements. Most of the advice I found in the boards said that for indoor use, natural manila is fine.

A question for folks, how is the end jacket/boot (not sure what its called) done in the versions from the fitness sites? I've read plastic dip, but would think the rope would need to be whipped or taped first. Some of the pics make it look like some kind of heat shrink or elastic sock.

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