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Author Topic: Bi-Color or Middle marked rope  (Read 120 times)
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« on: February 12, 2020, 05:01:28 PM »

What say you for preference?

YOu have taken care of your morning resolution and are now at the start of the climb.

Which type of rope do you prefer?

Solid? With a Sharpie marked middle point?
Bi-Color
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 06:07:29 PM »

I love our bi-pattern ropes - so easy to see the middle mark!
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 07:57:52 PM »

I miss the days of coloring your mid mark with a Sharpie or tape.

Squiddo preferred tape.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 07:33:55 AM »

I would prefer if all of my ropes were bi-color... But they are generally a lot more expensive, so I default to middle marked ropes, with occasional Sharpie use for renewing the middle mark.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 10:25:07 AM »

Yeah Squiddo was always funny...hold on I need to re-tape the middle mark!

Now he says Iím not climbing with you unless your rope is a bi-color.

Times have changed!

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 12:32:39 PM »

Disregarding finance, I'd like my next rope to be bicolor.

No confusion as to the middle.

All my ropes have had middle markers when I bought them.

None of my ropes boast middle markers anymore.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 03:41:23 PM »

No bi-color for me.  Ropes that get used get dirty.  Colors fade anyway and often the bi in bi-color is so close itís hard to decipher the middle.  Remark the center with a black marker and youíre ready to go again without the extra expense for a fancy weave rope.  Not to mention for those of us who are color blind bi-color ropes are a challenge.
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 04:29:34 PM »

Yeah those color blind folks canít see the color change.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 07:00:07 PM »


Is anyone going to state the obvious (as Kat did) and say bi-pattern?

Nearly all ropes are bi-color (or more).

I won't buy another bi-pattern after the trick Noal showed me  Thumb Up Dude Big Grin Ihih

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2020, 07:16:18 PM »

It is nice to have a halfway mark especially when doing multiple back to back rappels.  I always end up with ropes without one because they are cheaper.
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 08:19:29 PM »

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Remark the center with a black marker and youíre ready to go again without the extra expense for a fancy weave rope.
So, if you buy a black rope, everything between the ends is the middle.
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 10:09:01 AM »

There he goes again complicating matters.

White athletic tape on the middle.

Or that white plastic tool dip stuff.

Speaking of black ropes.....

We were I am REI, a guy asks for a top rope.
The DEI expert recommends a static black rope.

Sigh!!í
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2020, 11:08:10 AM »

Iíve started using the maxim Platinum 9.8 mm rope. It is way better than a bi color in my opinion.  The rope color is solid blue but starting six meters from the end two thread bundles turn red, at five meters four thread bundles are red, four meters from the end six bundles turn red until the rope is almost pure red at the end. The same applies to the middle two meters of the rope but with green. This provides an incredible visual of where you are on the rope. This is also the first rope where the sheath is physically woven into the core. This provides extra durability and seems to make it run like a much thinner rope.  Iíve had mine for almost a year and a half and it still looks and feels like its brand new despite countless pitches in red rocks, Yosemite, J tree, the pinnacles and three months sport climbing in Europe. In my mind this is the new standard for ropes. This is seriously the best rope ever. 
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2020, 11:48:17 AM »

^^^
Sounds cool Adam.
You are such a trend setter.  Yes Nod Big Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2020, 12:40:07 PM »

^^^
Sounds cool Adam.
You are such a trend setter.  Yes Nod Big Grin

A trend setter with expensive taste  Smile Wink Grin
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2020, 12:50:32 PM »


A trend setter with expensive taste  Smile Wink Grin


"Good ropes are cheap life insurance."

(Quoting Vicki Young.)
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2020, 03:39:05 PM »

I never compromise on safety gear, which helps keep the irrational fears at bay. New Harness and rope every two years for me.

I'm not quite up to Squidoo standards and will never use Joes gear. I believe this rope will will last two-three times longer than anything I've had since a supersafe, which is two fat for me.

and for a cool middle mark if your rope doesn't have one, i use dental floss woven through the sheath bundles with a good amount extra hanging out so you can see it from a mile away and feel it in the dark.
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2020, 05:03:56 PM »

and for a cool middle mark if your rope doesn't have one, i use dental floss woven through the sheath bundles

Do you do that with zircon encrusted tweezers?
You might consider movin' to Montana soon.
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2020, 05:08:05 PM »

you can see it from a mile away

Brad could probably see my last post coming from a mile away.
Probably heard it too.
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2020, 05:21:30 PM »


You might consider movin' to Montana soon.
 

I'll donate $40.00 to the Access Fund if anyone on this site (who's last name isn't Cook) can explain how this reference ties to Adam's post. Two conditions though: NO USING THE INTERNET, AND NO ASKING THE COOKS. Use the internet if you want, or talk to J.C., but you're then disqualified. Anyone who cheats? their rope will break on their next lead fall  Tongue

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