Bluewater ropes

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Bluewater ropes

Postby fatclimber » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:43 pm

What is the general consensus about bluewater ropes? Good?? Bad???

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Postby brolloks » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:38 pm

They're avarage... :?
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Postby Marshall » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:00 am

a rope is a rope is a rope

What makes bluewater more average than the others?

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Postby JonoJ » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:43 am

Ja, what Marshall said. These days a rope is a rope.

That being said...... I do like my Blue Water Dominator. It's a nice colour.

...... and is super light.... handles equally well on sport and trad... and has crunched and ground it's way up a good number of gritty routes with no noticeable sheath wear.

It are a very lovely rope.

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Postby OneDogClimbing » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:18 am

I have a Bluewater now, not bad, but I liked the Edelrid I had before a bit more, I think it was less stiff than the Bluewater rope (maybe it's all in my head anyway).

All in all, no complaints, a nice rope, won't mind buying it the next time round.
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Postby Snowflake » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:46 am

I have a Blue water Dominator double dry,and its great, the first couple of time you use it it tends to twist up alot then after a couple of climbs loosens up.( a mate has a Beal Joker and did the same for the first few climbs ) I own a Edelrid and beal rope and find them all to be great ropes.

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a rope is a rope is a rope...

Postby AdK » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:38 am

Not a Roca, I got a 9.7 in Spain, sure it keeps me from hitting the deck, but it wears easily, kinks like a bith and is very very stubborn in the grigri.

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Postby AdK » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:39 am

blue water is nice though...

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Postby brolloks » Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:57 pm

Guess I meant that its just like Marshall said, that a rope is a rope ect...
I do think that as far as quality goes, Mammut and Edelrid is a bit better...
But the Roca... I have to agree with AdK on that one.
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Postby o0dball » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:34 pm

I'm mostly top roping routes [18's] at the moment, so I just take an old Beal 11mm 'Ice Ranger' with me when we go to Strubens. I'll try and upgrade to a Bluewater as soon as I can actually climb something :D
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