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Old 07-23-2014, 09:03 PM
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Serious ropes

Slalom ski rope. Elastic or not? All my older tournament ropes had no stretch in them and we all thought that was the way to go. The cheaper, recreational ropes were like rubberbands, very difficult to use and we hated them. Is that still the consensus? Are serious tournament ski ropes still non-stretch? I need to get a new one and I want to get the right model.

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Old 07-24-2014, 05:22 AM
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Nothing??

Okay. Must have been a dumb question.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:03 AM
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I'm no expert however the "slalom" ropes I've bought are a lot thicker than a kneeboard rope or "easy-up with a big V for the front of the ski" rope. The slalom ropes have very little stretch.

This one http://www.macs.com.au/products/2514...-10loop-handle has a 1/4in rope.

I initially thought the heavier rope would be harder to work with however the lack of stretch is what you are after.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:30 AM
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I use a straight line rope. http://www.slsports.com/ski.html
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:29 AM
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Slalom rope should be low stretch - wakeboard rope is zero stretch. Slalom skiing with zero stretch is punishing.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:56 AM
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Take a look at a Masterline. One of the best ski ropes on the market IMO.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:16 AM
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Take a look at a Masterline. One of the best ski ropes on the market IMO.
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Masrerline is what all the pro tournaments use.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:29 AM
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Any Masterline rope is what you want, has the right amount of stretch, is always spot on in tolerance. Heck there are Pro's out there sponsored by different rope companies but still use Masterline ropes and handles. That speaks volumes.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:52 AM
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I got a Masterline for Christmas this year with a custom handle and love it. Slalom lines have stretch built into them based on the material they're made from. Tournament ropes are typically thicker to handle the higher stress developed by extreme conditions expected during its design use.

One thing to consider these days when looking at handles is the diameter of the handle. The custom rig I got for Christmas has a larger diameter handle which for the size of my hands makes it easier to maintain a grip on, or at least for me it does. I've been very happy with my new set up and would highly recommend looking at Masterline however I will warn you they certainly are not cheap. That price will however make you take better care of your rope!
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