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Old 04-02-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
Greg Davis
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Question about rope used for training. I ordered a 25 ft rope from mcmaster.com as recommended by an article I read. Problem is the ends were just cut bluntly and taped to keep from fraying. How can I secure the ends without tying a knot so I don't lose length. I'm thinking I could burn the ends but I've only done that with hockey laces, don't want to wreck my rope (plus it looks like something highly flammable).
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:38 AM   #2
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http://www.ropeworks.biz/reader/whipping.pdf
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:39 AM   #3
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You should be able to lightly burn/melt the ends with a lighter. We have done that when we've cut some of our old climbing ropes and other synthetic laces and ropes. You should be able to control the amount of burn/melt with a lighter. Too much, pull the lighter away.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:54 AM   #4
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Heat shrink tubing works great to "whip" the ends of your rope.
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