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Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-01-2013, 7:43 AM Reply   
I am not sure how to tie the braid or knots in the ripe are tied on the surfer side not the pylon? How to tie and/or what kind of knots?
Thanks
Old    Chris Hernandez (CHern5972)      Join Date: Jul 2012       09-03-2013, 6:47 AM Reply   
Huh
Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-03-2013, 7:33 AM Reply   
also how far apart do you tie the knots?
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-03-2013, 8:04 AM Reply   
A figure 8 knot gives a good grip and is easy to tie. I don't have a knotted rope so maybe someone will pipe in that has one. However, I suspect that 24-30" between knots would be adequate.
Old    Paul Chaput (rugbyballa3)      Join Date: Feb 2013       09-03-2013, 10:42 AM Reply   
yeah buy a surf rope they are cheap. i think i bought a fat sack from my dealer and he threw a surf rope in. hahahaha
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-03-2013, 11:09 AM Reply   
buy one!
Old    Ryan K (FastR3DN3K)      Join Date: Jun 2013       09-03-2013, 11:53 AM Reply   
Surf ropes are dirt cheap and not worth the hassle of trying to make yourself. I got a 20' rope from my Tige dealer for free when I bought my board. I think it retailed for $40, which is worth it to not have to waste time trying to figure out the right lengths and trying to add padding if desired.
Old    Bob Van Huis (dobber)      Join Date: Jul 2012       09-04-2013, 11:02 AM Reply   
I use an old junk ski rope.
Old    Nikolas Dramountanis (Greeko)      Join Date: May 2013       09-04-2013, 12:48 PM Reply   
Its worth Buying one for $40-50...not worth burning your hands over it!
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       09-04-2013, 12:51 PM Reply   
gotta love the rich kids of wakeworld. Dude has a spare rope that he wants to braid for surfing, and wakeworld's solution is to throw more money at it.
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-04-2013, 2:15 PM Reply   
If I were rich, I'd buy him a rope! LOL
Old    Frank Berg (Iceberg)      Join Date: Dec 2011       09-04-2013, 6:27 PM Reply   
He wants to make one that, that is his prerogative. I cant help you with the braid, but I would suggest you use a rope with a braided sheath (kernmantle) and use a thicker rope as well. Thin rope is dangerous. I made one for about $24 and it actually fits my requirements quite well. FYI, not all surf ropes are long enough for some boats and towers, especially the larger boats. I used a piece of Schedule 40, 3/4" CPVC pipe about 9-10" long as the handle and use a double figure of 8 knot to secure it back to the main strand (triangle). You tie one figure of 8 then slide on the plastic pipe and retrace the figure of 8 to secure it. Then, about every 2' to the sweet spot I tied a simple knot. I put on a couple of pieces of pool noodle to act as floats near the handle. Due to the rope thickness, I tied a smaller section to the end with a sheet bend knot for the tower hook. Initially i just had one big knot at the end, but the handle is so much easier to use!

Last edited by Iceberg; 09-04-2013 at 6:29 PM.

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