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What happened to double ropes? 29-Jun-2018 At 8:29:48 AM TimP
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On 28-Jun-2018 Stugang wrote:
>A related but different observation is that I recently started using an
>unused 10.5 mm mammut rope I acquired a while back. I only started using
>it cos I had it and thought Iíd rather trash it at the gym than my nice
>9.something single rope.
>
>But ffs it is so totally heavy and fat. Even clipping feels weird and
>at top of a gym wall it feels like an anchor. It also doesnít hold a bowline
>nicely without slipping so I now am now using a fig 8. Canít believe my
>first rope was even fatter at 11mm.
>
>Back on topic...I always have liked having the option of doubles available
>and reckon these days you could match a skinny single and a super skinny
>twin/double at the same or less weight than my old school fat boy 11mm.
>In an ideal world thatís what Iíd own but now need to trash my mammut 10.5to
>justify the expense.

I remember the heavy old 11mm ó extra fat when fuzzed up, but wasn't there a change in the way rope diameters are measured? I think they are now measured loaded with a certain weight which has changed the whole diameter thing.

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