Marlow ropes

Stephen Moore

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Any feedback on the Marlow rope lineup? I have a local distributor for them here in BC and need to replace a half dozen worn out ropes.
 

deevo

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Any feedback on the Marlow rope lineup? I have a local distributor for them here in BC and need to replace a half dozen worn out ropes.
I have the marlow Vega, great rope for SRS, yeah that maple leaf rope place is way overly expensive ! $1143 for a 600’ spool of tachyon, no thanks
 

oldoakman

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Any of the web supply houses. Bailey's sometimes has good sales on rope but a narrow selection. Knot and Rope Supply is also good. I usually try to watch for holiday sales from wesspur and TreeStuff.
 

oldoakman

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The Vega had my interest until I found out it can't be spliced. I like having an eyesplice in my lines, it gives me more options. Then again, the name reminds me of a crappy Chevy.
 

Stephen Moore

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The Vega had my interest until I found out it can't be spliced. I like having an eyesplice in my lines, it gives me more options. Then again, the name reminds me of a crappy Chevy.
The Vega can be spliced, I just watched their demonstration video on how to do an eye.
 

Brocky

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Checking out the Vega splicing instructions, I noticed that it is very similar to the Marlowbraid splice, except this one appears to have the tail pass through itself as it's buried. If it does, where is the point it passes through itself?
Wesspur doesn't splice it, nor did they the Aeris that they used to carry. I read somewhere that they couldn't get consistent results.

But Honeybros does have spliced eyes.
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Stephen Moore

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I watched the splicing video and while it was similar, it appeared they were forced to eliminate some core and some shell to make it fit? Not sure what to think about that?perhaps the rope is better suited to be eye free?
 

Brocky

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Tapering is necessary for most splices to increase the breaking strength. It would break sooner if there was an abrupt change in diameter.
 

oldoakman

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Checking out the Vega splicing instructions, I noticed that it is very similar to the Marlowbraid splice, except this one appears to have the tail pass through itself as it's buried. If it does, where is the point it passes through itself?
Wesspur doesn't splice it, nor did they the Aeris that they used to carry. I read somewhere that they couldn't get consistent results.

But Honeybros does have spliced eyes.
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When I asked wesspur about I was told the parallel core prevented both hand and sewn splicing on this rope. Too bad because I like the tensile strength and low elongation. Any Marlow reps out there care to send a sample to me to test?
 

Jehinten

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In my experience Wesspur seems to play it safe more often than not, which i can hardly blame them. I've seen a few ropes advertised that they say are unable to be spliced, but Sherrill and Treestuff both spliced them. I just asked Wesspur the other day about a clearance rope that I bought from them (DrenaLine) if it could be used to replace my bridge. Their official answer was "that they have to follow the manufacturer's guidelines" meaning my only option is a sewn bridge from petzl. Once again, I'm not bashing them, and I understand why they wouldn't recommend just any rope for that purpose. They just wouldn't say yay or nay, probably for liability reasons.
 

JeffGu

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Marlow advertises it as being easy to splice. They offer splicing instructions. Maybe you're just asking the wrong people... there is a rumor running around about a guy who is wise in the ways of rope splicing... just a rumor, mind you...

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