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How old is your handle and rope?


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Have an In Tow .98 Handle and Perfect Pass rope that got wet for literally just a few sets. Bought them roughly

9-10 years ago.

Returning to the sport after that same time frame. Do I pitch these or keep these? ahkd2a0rfysc.jpg

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Now that I see the pictures..... as long as you're not a heavy guy and you're just getting back in to slalom that rope and handle will probably be fine for a while. I would not use that rope if there were kids in the boat because theoretically, it's much more likely to break than a new rope.

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By the way, to properly measure your handle to ensure it meets tolerances at a tournament, it needs to be put under a 20 kg (44 lb) load. I'd probably even do that right after I've skied with it and while it is still wet.

 

Side note: I had InTow ropes and handles for a while before getting the new Masterline rope this year. It is unlikely anything will be out of tolerance.

The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.

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@Rednucleus stored in my garage and later a storage unit in open air. Were not exposed to sun. I am going to just pitch em. Don't want to get anybody or myself hurt from dry rot that you can't see.

(edit) @bananaron feels pretty comfortable using the rope and it will hopefully be safe for him. Will hang onto the 12" .98 Handle just for comparison sake with a Radar .94 13" I just ordered. I will post up when if that .98 12" handle is avail. Just cover postage.

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LOL.....Really I could probably pull a 1/2 ton pickup out of a MN winter snow ditch with that rope.I have been skiing for 60 yrs and have had many different brands of ropes and have used them for many yrs and not had a problem.For many yrs Ihave been skiing 2 to 3 times a day.If you don't want the ropes I will gladly take them and put them to use pulling some of my young students...........
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It really depends on skiing level and how much you ski but old ropes are hard on your body. They just become stiffer over time. Old ropes are likely also a little short. 28 off or less it is not terrible but if you are into 32 or shorter get serious and use fresh ropes.

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Radar ★ Reflex ★ S Lines ★ Stokes

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