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TCdave

Matching rope lengths

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TCdave

My daughter and her friends a like to ski together at the same time. I need for them to be at the same distance but none of their ropes are the same length. I have been just tieing loops in the longer ones to get them to match the shortest one but then I spend a bunch of time at the end of the day trying to get the knots out.

I'm looking for a better method or a device to make up to 4 ropes the same length.

thanks crew

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gorilla

Go to knots by grog online, I think it's animatedknots.com. Learn the Alpine butterfly loop. Can put a loop into a rope anywhere and it's super easy to untie. 

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Cole2001

Am I the only one who's thinking buy 4 new ropes that are the same length? 

I'm great at spending peoples money!

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electricjohn

The tool for spicing ski ropes is called a fid.

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oldjeep

yeah, I'm going to go with buy a name brand ski rope.  They are always the same length.

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kx250frider617

You don't need any knots to make the lines the same length. You can fix the rope to your tower at any length you want. 

 

Im not sure what it's called, but you just fold the line, wrap it around the tower knob, under the line, then over. Obviously that doesn't make sense, Shaun Murray made and old video on how to do it on YouTube. 

 

Ive done it with wake lines, thick tubing lines, and wakesurf lines. 

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t a
28 minutes ago, kx250frider617 said:

You don't need any knots to make the lines the same length. You can fix the rope to your tower at any length you want. 

 

Im not sure what it's called, but you just fold the line, wrap it around the tower knob, under the line, then over. Obviously that doesn't make sense, Shaun Murray made and old video on how to do it on YouTube. 

 

Ive done it with wake lines, thick tubing lines, and wakesurf lines. 

This, I've done it before too, wasn't sure how to explain it but he pretty much did

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ahopkinsVTX
2 hours ago, oldjeep said:

yeah, I'm going to go with buy a name brand ski rope.  They are always the same length.

:plus1:

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jk13

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jjackkrash

Call Brenda at In-Tow and tell her what you want; she will make it.  Top quality ropes and handles.  

http://www.jlbmfg.com

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Sixball

Now I am going to put the wrench into this. When we were young and skied together we always made one rope just a little shorter then the other so we could cross.  They should be better then just learning to ski but give more things to play with.

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Woodski

@TCdave:  You might check with a show ski team, and doesn't someone in the link you included have expertise in rope adjusting?  @Michigan Boarder may also be a resource for advice, he hangs out with a team.

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