I'm aware that new ropes can shrink by as much as 10% once they are "used". So how do I get most the "shrinkage" to happen? My plan was to leave the rope to soak in the bath overnight and then hang it in the garage to dry. Will this be enough?
what did the instructions say on the leaflet that comes with the reel of rope?PS Out of curiosity, what manufacturing date did the tape within the rope state?
I usually soak it then pull it through a descender in both directions whilst it's wet. Not entirely sure why though. Just what I have been taught ( i should probably find out why!). I don't think it's too important, something to do with shrinking the sheath to the core. I supose this would happen on it's first use anyway.
If you guys dont mind I am trying to sum up the answers with more of an explanation as to why here;http://www.c**tplaces.co.uk/Wikka/Rope
I didn't get a leaflet
The tape inside the rope (a clear plastic tape about 3mm wide) doesn't have anything printed on it, at least not on the first 6 inches. The rope does have a green thread mixed in with core, which IIRC indicates the year of manufacture.
Lastly to other readers, other manufacturer's rope do shrink more than 2.3%, so read the leaflet!
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