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Old 12-12-2014, 02:52 PM
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Barefoot Rope/handle

Looking for a new long line barefoot rope/handle. I have an old barefoot trick handle that I use for short line off the boom.

Been using my 70' no stretch wakeboard rope/handle with a 20' extension.

What's the best thing out there?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:44 PM
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Best handles are the ones that are used at the World Barefoot Center...the curved corners are awesome for turns and fit nicely in your hand.

They do have non stretch ropes as well.

Longtime BFI guy but now am jumping ship...
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:24 PM
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Best handles are the ones that are used at the World Barefoot Center...the curved corners are awesome for turns and fit nicely in your hand.

They do have non stretch ropes as well.

Longtime BFI guy but now am jumping ship...
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I really like the look of that curved corner handle. Their lines are pretty pricey thought.
Think the "procore" on the WBC site is significantly difference than the regular "spectra" on masterline's site?
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Pricey, yes. But if you take care of the lines (keep them out of the sun when not used, hang them up to dry at the end of the day and don't let them get tangled), they will last a long time. I still foot on a skinny BFI line that I have had for at least 10 years now. It shows usage but no issues.

Other thing too is to make sure you check your lines every so often in case a spot shows signs of wear of snags...

I don't think you will be disappointed in their products...
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One other question-
I am used to the very thin wakeboard no-stretch line. Think I would see similar performance from these barefoot lines that are in between a regular ski line and wakeboard line?
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One other question-
I am used to the very thin wakeboard no-stretch line. Think I would see similar performance from these barefoot lines that are in between a regular ski line and wakeboard line?
What line are you getting? I would not want a compromising in-between softer line.

If you get the non-strectch line, then yes to your question - That is a nice added performance feature with deep starts in particular. A 90 footer is a lot of line if you don't need it however for a rough table then 90' is the ticket. I use a 70' with a 10' extension plus the handle where my wake that far back is not an issue. I prefer to be up a little closer to the boat for getting outside of the wake quicker (not as wide) but everyone has their preferences. If you are using a fly-high bridge, then the 90 is better for consideration.

Or just keep what you have if you're happy with it

I don't like using a boom for footing but it can be beneficial for practicing a new maneuver or start. If not for beginners that ski with me, I'd not even have a boom.
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Even though a wakeboard line and a barefoot line look VERY similar (thin non stretch ones), there is a huge difference in them.

One being their rating for tension on the line...barefooters as you know put way more tension on that line for longer periods of time vs. a wakeboarder who only loads the line when approaching the wake for jumos or other tricks.

When in doubt, stick to the best line you can get that is designed for what you are doing...you will minimize any second quessing and hopefully will never suffer an injury due to a snapped line. Just me opinion...
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I use this for barefoot rope. I have had it for several years and it does not show any wear. It gets used at least once a week March through October after we finish slalom skiing.

http://www.lakeelmosports.com/produc...&cat=37&page=1
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