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Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Nov 2, 2011 9:31 pm

I'd like to know what ropes are available that are as expensive as possible and as poorly-suited to caving as possible.
Is there an option out there that will both deplete my savings and kill me?
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby NZcaver » Nov 2, 2011 9:45 pm

Jeff Bartlett wrote:I'd like to know what ropes are available that are as expensive as possible and as poorly-suited to caving as possible.
Is there an option out there that will both deplete my savings and kill me?

I'd be happy to deplete your savings and kill you. Clearly this would benefit us all. Just say the word. :waving:
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Nov 2, 2011 9:47 pm

NZcaver wrote:I'd be happy to deplete your savings and kill you. Clearly this would benefit us all. Just say the word. :waving:

Ha! As long as it results in a Cavechat thread where people argue about the cause of my untimely death. Can I use my Simple so the anti-bobbin people are able to claim it caused the rope to break?

It's been too long. What did I do without Cavechat?
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby NZcaver » Nov 2, 2011 9:52 pm

Jeff Bartlett wrote:It's been too long. What did I do without Cavechat?

Obviously you bottled up your emotions instead of participating in forum group therapy. Or seeking professional help. :tonguecheek:

Here's the rope for you. It's a bit cheap, but for you I could mark it up to, say, $10 a foot. How's that?

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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Stridergdm » Nov 2, 2011 9:53 pm

No no no, make sure you use a munter on an aluminum "key-chain" biner.
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby GroundquestMSA » Nov 2, 2011 10:24 pm

Good lord brotherman, it was an honest question. I haven't any experience, you have. I apologize for my ignorance.
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Mudduck » Nov 2, 2011 10:45 pm

It's just picking. Nothing u hang your life on should ever be a bargain.
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Nov 2, 2011 10:47 pm

GroundquestMSA wrote:Good lord brotherman, it was an honest question. I haven't any experience, you have. I apologize for my ignorance.

I think you are incorrectly assuming this is a shot at you in the other thread. It's not. Relax. I just thought it would be amusing (for about 10 seconds) to ask the opposite question. Nobody is calling you ignorant. In fact, your question in the other thread is a very good one that more people should ask, because too many people make those purchase decisions without asking around first... my first piece of rope was a length of New England KM3 that I thought was a "deal" until I realized how quickly it was going to wear out. If I'd asked around first, I'd have bought some Pit Rope.

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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Chads93GT » Nov 2, 2011 10:51 pm

I haven't laughed this hard since I was a little girl.
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby GroundquestMSA » Nov 2, 2011 11:01 pm

Jeff Bartlett wrote:EVERYBODY CHILL OUT, IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY, I PROMISE


Oh..thank goodness.
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby LukeM » Nov 3, 2011 6:41 am

PMI Pit Rope.
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby BrianC » Nov 3, 2011 7:47 am

silk, right out of the worm, wrapped around #18 sterling silver wire. Both very expensive and very fragile. Beat that?
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Nov 3, 2011 9:26 am

I think Brian wins.
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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Scott McCrea » Nov 3, 2011 9:33 am

Jeff Bartlett wrote:I think Brian wins.

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Re: Can someone recommend a fragile, expensive rope?

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Nov 3, 2011 10:20 am

Is that Run DMC? I love how, like, I leave Cavechat for a year and now Scott's posts are even more bizarre than mine.
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