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Old 03-05-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
Heath Shumate
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Rope Purchase?????

So Ive got a little money to blow on my home gym. And since Im going to run some errands in Bham anyways I was gonna stop and make a little purchase. They have 50ft of 1 1/2 rope. What I was thinking is I could use this for battle rope exercises, pulling my weight sled and use it for rope climbs. Is 1 1/2 too small for rope climbs? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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Re: Rope Purchase?????

Heath,

1 1/2" is the standard for rope climbs, at least in CrossFit. I have seen 2" occasionally, but the majority of gyms use 1 1/2" (at least in my experience).
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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Re: Rope Purchase?????

If I were to use this for battle rope exercises. Would attaching rope exactly in center and having 25ft in each hand suffice or would it be too short. I could wait and opt for 75ft from somewhere else. I know i cant add to it but I could cut offf from 75 to make a rope climb if it were way too long
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:12 AM   #4
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Well as it turnned ou they were out of rope. Good thing I called first. Does anyone know where I can get 75ft of rope? And are these allnpoly or is there something different and which is best? Thanks
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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Re: Rope Purchase?????

Find a business by you like the one I am linking boat and hardware supplier:

WFS: http://www.atlantic-group.com/
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
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Re: Rope Purchase?????

Bought my rope here (WFS) https://www.knotandrope.com/store/pc...9&idcategory=3

Great price. Great rope.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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Re: Rope Purchase?????

I just started building a site to sell ropes. I am primarily working with Polydacron. I like it much better than the manila, pro manila, nylon or polypropylene.

1-1/2" is a good climbing rope diameter but won't be your best bet for undulation workouts. Manila weighs aprox. .6lb/ft. Polydac .47, other synthetics are even lighter. 2 inch manila 1.08 lb/ft and Polydac .79

If you do a lot of wave work the manila will shred/shed.

For the heavier stuff 50' is a good length. For the lighter stuff if you go longer you'll still get a good workout.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #8
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Re: Rope Purchase?????

Knot and rope can't be beat as far as I know. I got a 25 and 50 from them. Cheapest manilla they sell. Shed for about a week but now its awesome. My 10 year old girl climbs it everyday without gloves.
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