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Old 08-12-2014, 09:58 AM   #1
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Pulling rope

I occassionally do sled drags at the gym by pulling on the rope to pull the sled towards me - same way they did at the games - and want to get my hands on a rope to do that at home. Anyone have an inexpensive source for a rope that would work for that? I really don't know what thickness it should be - 1" or 1.5"?
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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Re: Pulling rope

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I occassionally do sled drags at the gym by pulling on the rope to pull the sled towards me - same way they did at the games - and want to get my hands on a rope to do that at home. Anyone have an inexpensive source for a rope that would work for that? I really don't know what thickness it should be - 1" or 1.5"?
Rogue sells a 100 ft pulling rope that is 1" for $100. I'd like to know if anyone else has found a cheaper option...looking for the same thing as the original poster.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: Pulling rope

Check your hardware stores too:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/BOEN-1-in...2040/203837266 (wfs)

100' of 1" rope for $72.90. This particular product says online only. If you find a rope in the store you'll have a lot more freedom to choose the length you want.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:41 PM   #4
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Check your hardware stores too:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/BOEN-1-in...2040/203837266 (wfs)

100' of 1" rope for $72.90. This particular product says online only. If you find a rope in the store you'll have a lot more freedom to choose the length you want.
This may be a winner! Ships to home for free??? That just about seals the deal haha!

Thank you!
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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Re: Pulling rope

Keep in mind that a 1" diameter is pretty similar to a barbell diameter while most climbing ropes are 1.5". I just rewatched the push pull event from the Games and can't really tell what diameter rope they used. It will come down to your preference.

Home Depot has a nice policy that you can buy online and return in a store, so there is no shipping cost if you decide to return it.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:34 AM   #6
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That's a good point. I better go test drive a 1" rope somewhere first...Thanks for the advice!
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:51 AM   #7
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Re: Pulling rope

i have Rogue's 100' 1" rope. it works well for pulling, and has a loop at the end for attachment. there is quite a bit of weight to a 100' rope. 1.5" is prob too much for me, once i add the sled weight.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:54 AM   #8
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Re: Pulling rope

i got my 1.5 inch from knotandrope.com they attached a cable hook and sewed the other end so it wouldnt fray. i think the 1" is 78 cents a foot.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:02 PM   #9
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Re: Pulling rope

I usually find the best deals on manila rope on Ebay. Here is a decent one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5-2-Traini...item4623ab8eef

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Old 08-18-2014, 06:15 PM   #10
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I occassionally do sled drags at the gym by pulling on the rope to pull the sled towards me - same way they did at the games - and want to get my hands on a rope to do that at home. Anyone have an inexpensive source for a rope that would work for that? I really don't know what thickness it should be - 1" or 1.5"?
I picked up a 50 foot 1.5" rope off of eBay at $60 shipped for my dog sled. I am very happy with the thicker rope as I also do lots of grip work.

http://www.appearancetechnologies.co...s/IMG_2763.jpg WSL

It hooks on pretty easily with just a couple of hose clamps:

http://www.appearancetechnologies.co...s/IMG_2762.jpg WSL
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