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chevy08bud
07-12-2007, 06:09 PM
I'm looking into getting a wakeboard rope, but don't want to spend a lot of money. We mainly ski and have a nice straightline rope, but I'm looking for another rope for wakeboarding other than my ski rope. So far, I'm looking at dyneema strung lines and am wondering if it would do the trick. I know that spectra lines are supposed to be better, but I don't think that my wakeboarding would justify the cost of some spectra line and handle combos. I'd like to stick with straightline, but am currently looking at the accurate fuse series mainlines, with the apex handle. Let me know if there is anyting else out there under $50, or if this rope will just be a piece of junk and no better than wakeboarding with my ski rope. Thanks

rrbooker
07-12-2007, 06:28 PM
I would look on ebay for used, or last yr model rope!

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-STRAIGHT-LINE-WAKEBOARD-WakeSkate-70-ROPE-HANDLE_W0QQitemZ160134792650QQihZ006QQcategoryZ740 48QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-STRAIGHT-LINE-WAKEBOARD-70-ROPE-HANDLE-Grey-Black_W0QQitemZ160136224032QQihZ006QQcategoryZ7404 8QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

RexDog1
07-12-2007, 06:34 PM
http://www.wakecord.com/products.htm (http://www.wakecord.com/products.htm)

http://www.sunandski.com/Accurate_Aerial_Handle_with_70_Line_p/0856056840745.htm (http://www.sunandski.com/Accurate_Aerial_Handle_with_70_Line_p/0856056840745.htm)



http://www.wileyski.com/so-cheap/ropes-and-handles.htm (http://www.wileyski.com/so-cheap/ropes-and-handles.htm)

slink976
07-12-2007, 06:45 PM
I have a straightline zero stretch i'll sell you for a really good price PM an offer you pay shipping and it's yours. Also got a good handle for it too if interested. I'll take a pic and post it

slink976
07-12-2007, 06:50 PM
I have a straightline zero stretch i'll sell you for a really good price PM an offer you pay shipping and it's yours. Also got a good handle for it too if interested. I'll take a pic and post it

Her is a pic. All Striaght line.

chevy08bud
07-12-2007, 09:24 PM
Thanks for the replies, all good sources. Slink, is that line spectra, or dyneema?

slink976
07-12-2007, 09:26 PM
Str8 line....

deployedjosh
07-12-2007, 11:11 PM
FWIW I bought a line from wakecord.com about 9 years ago and I still love it. It's super thin and lightweight with zero stretch. The only downside is that it knots easily.

wtrjock
07-13-2007, 10:06 AM
We started with this rope:

http://www.straightlinewatersports.com/wake/blazerline.html

and upgraded to this rope:

http://www.straightlinewatersports.com/wake/thermalline.html

The Thermal line is much better in my opinion. You seem to get a lot more consistant pull from the thermal line. You also don't have to worry about tangles with the thermal line.

Be prepared to spend some money and buy a good rope. It will last you a long time so it is worth the money. Don't scrimp on the handle either. The carbon handles are a lot easier to ride with.

We use this handle:

http://www.straightlinewatersports.com/wake/bantam.html

beatle78
07-13-2007, 11:07 AM
I bought my rope from

http://www.boatersoutlet.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2717

Their prices seemed pretty good. I liked the coated ropes, they don't tangle as easy and they don't burn when the rope goes through your hands after a fall :)

slink976
07-13-2007, 03:23 PM
We started with this rope:

http://www.straightlinewatersports.com/wake/blazerline.html

and upgraded to this rope:

http://www.straightlinewatersports.com/wake/thermalline.html

The Thermal line is much better in my opinion. You seem to get a lot more consistant pull from the thermal line. You also don't have to worry about tangles with the thermal line.

Be prepared to spend some money and buy a good rope. It will last you a long time so it is worth the money. Don't scrimp on the handle either. The carbon handles are a lot easier to ride with.

We use this handle:

http://www.straightlinewatersports.com/wake/bantam.html


I did the same. It is a nice rope. Haven't upgraded the handle quite as far as you did. But I did get a leather handle so for durability.

beatle78
07-13-2007, 04:57 PM
We bought the Bantam handle and we hate it. We couldn't figure out why we were always losing our grip on the handle, turns out the Bantam handle was so thick we weren't getting the tight closed grip we needed. (I guess we have small hands)

We bought a skinnier handle and we haven't had the problem since....

My hand measures 7" from the tip of the middle finger to the wrist.

Oh, so if you want a Bantam handle that has ~1.5 seasons on it in good condition. I'll sell it to you for $50 shipped to the 48 US.

chevy08bud
07-17-2007, 12:42 PM
I ended up getting the Accurate Fuse Mainline and the Accurate Apex handle with the smaller "launch" handle that is just in front of the main handle for spins and such. I got both the line and handle from Dick's Sporting Goods for $39.99. The kid that sold it to me told me that it is labeled incorrectly and should be $110.00, but he had told his managers and other people about the problem and they hadn't done anyting about it, so Dick's is still selling them at $39.99. Been to two stores so far and they are the same price. Checked the line out on the internet and it goes for $89.99 by itself.

http://www.accuratelines.com/

dmayer84
07-17-2007, 12:51 PM
I think I may be going by Dicks

tommcat
07-17-2007, 01:07 PM
I dont need any more ropes but i may go to dicks also, cant pass up a deal like that

chevy08bud
07-17-2007, 02:35 PM
It's a hell of a deal, I might go and buy another.

chevy08bud
07-17-2007, 02:36 PM
They don't have them on their website, you have to go to the store.

beatle78
07-17-2007, 02:54 PM
chevy08bud, I'M GOING TONIGHT!!!!

Thanks!!!!

chevy08bud
07-17-2007, 03:13 PM
Let me know if you find them, if not, we may be able to work something out as long as the stores around here still have them.

beatle78
07-17-2007, 03:29 PM
ok I will!!!!.....


I have this mainline, that I want to put that handle on....

http://www.boatersoutlet.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2717

I'm like a little kid right now...:D

chevy08bud
07-17-2007, 05:32 PM
That's a nice mainline, I looked at a bunch of lines and handles, but had a budget to stay under if I wanted to get one this season. I'm going on lake vacation all next week, so I really wanted a wake line and handle so I wasn't always having to use my ski rope and handle to wakeboard, and wanted a little more performance out of my rope. I found this one and couldn't beat the price or quality. I'll let you know after I get back how I like it.

beatle78
07-17-2007, 06:57 PM
All there was at Dick's near my house was crappy poly-E lines.

Could you pick me up one of those handles preferrably with the smaller handle or T?

I can pay you with a check or via paypal?

you can e-mail me through the tmc system or at g_jbailey@umassd.edu

yah, we LOVE that rope, now we just need a better handle to put on it!!!

chevy08bud
07-18-2007, 11:27 AM
I went to Dick's last night and the stores around me are all out of these combos, hope everyone else has better finding one.

beatle78
07-18-2007, 12:40 PM
thanks for looking!!!!

anyone else have luck finding these ropes/handles?

Monte
07-18-2007, 12:42 PM
thanks for looking!!!!

anyone else have luck finding these ropes/handles?

I was talking to KnoxX2 last night while he was in Dick's.. No go in Knoxville...

tommcat
07-18-2007, 12:53 PM
they dont have 'em here

beatle78
07-18-2007, 02:15 PM
:( bummer....


If anyone comes across them, please pick up an extra an I'll gladly pay to have it shipped.

Thanks!