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Old 02-16-2014, 01:45 AM
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Surf Rope/handle

Let's just say that I am primarily focused on wakeboarding, but now have the opportunity with my newest boat to try out wake surfing (looks fun, but jury is still out). Of course I have read several threads on this subject, but most were older, pre-2010ish relevant threads. So those of you who are active in surfing, what rope/handle combos are you using? I realize that there are small handles like 6" to prevent injury, handle-less ropes with just knots, and various homemade jobs...
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:12 AM
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We went with the accurate rope with the small handle. I actually prefer the accurate or similar knot style ropes but my wife isn't able to get up using them but has no problem with the small handle. It ended up being a good thing because I think most of our friends wifes would have the same problem. We don't surf much either, especially since my boats not very good for it, but it is fun when you are wore out or sore from the day before.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:59 AM
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I'm using a Ronix surf handle with the pads at the knots. The ropes with the pads are worth paying the extra money for IMO.

We were using the big knotted rope type deal but if you had sun tan lotion on your hands it would get on the rope and make it difficult to hold on to. It also seem much harder for those without a strong grip to use.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:19 AM
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I took an old ski rope, cut it into 4 pieces, leaving one longer for the main tie line to the tower. I then braided them together and tied a big knot on the end. It's been working great for 6 years now.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:14 AM
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Same rope Ronix surf handle with pads and knots, I tried using a ski handle and that was a mistake, go spend $30 and you will be happy
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:53 AM
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Ronix handle with pads at the knots. I haven't found anything that comes close.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:25 AM
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Just make sure you use/get a true Wake Surf Rope. Don't use a ski or the thin wake board lines and handles = very dangerous even at surf speeds, rope and handle can/will cause injury!!!

The Ronix are nice, but a bit over priced. The Liquid Force full surf rope handle is what we use and prefer over the T-Handle style. Also, we don't use the extension except for nubies, as this makes the rope really long.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:45 AM
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Just make sure you use/get a true Wake Surf Rope. Don't use a ski or the thin wake board lines and handles = very dangerous even at surf speeds, rope and handle can/will cause injury!!!

The Ronix are nice, but a bit over priced. The Liquid Force full surf rope handle is what we use and prefer over the T-Handle style. Also, we don't use the extension except for nubies, as this makes the rope really long.
Hmmmm, we used an old shortened ski rope/handle for a long time with no issues, not sure what the issue would be. I have used the braided knotless also but don't like it and ladies don't usually have the hand strength to use it. We use a CWB short handle now because it came with one of the boards. It works great for everyone.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:57 PM
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I used an old slalom handle for a while. I was just afraid of the kids getting their head stuck in it somehow and bought a surf rope. I think the danger is when one tries to pull themself into the sweet spot and risks the rope wrapping a head/ hand/ arm/ finger/ etc
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:03 PM
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Just make sure you use/get a true Wake Surf Rope. Don't use a ski or the thin wake board lines and handles = very dangerous even at surf speeds, rope and handle can/will cause injury!!!

The Ronix are nice, but a bit over priced. The Liquid Force full surf rope handle is what we use and prefer over the T-Handle style. Also, we don't use the extension except for nubies, as this makes the rope really long.
Really? Seems to me there was a nine dollar price difference between the Ronix and LF ropes. Not a big difference, IMO.
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