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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

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Location: My House, United Kingdom

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Posted:Ok i've made my own ropedart, its nothing special, nothing clever, but there is one problem with it, i'm using garden twine at the rope, not only does this have lots of little fary-y bits, but it snaps after a short while so i was wondering if any of you nice techie people in this forum could tell me a better type of string to use

(lol anyone else find this question slightly surreal??)


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:rock climbing rope works wonders

cheers, pete biggrin


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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

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Location: My House, United Kingdom

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Posted:too thick

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The Misguided Oracle
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

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Location: Brisvegas, Australia

Total posts: 404
Posted:i've been told hemp rope (and it comes in many different sizes) works well. but i don't have access to any so i can't comment yet.

and yeah, i'm also trying to make a fire rope dart too, just haven't decided on how i should construct the firehead yet.


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:if you go to a decent rock climbing store, or even a boating supply store, they have heaps of different thicknesses or really nice rope.

cheers, pete biggrin


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i8beefy2
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Ohio, USA

Total posts: 674
Posted:Any natural fiber rope should work... clothes line, etc. I say natural fiber in case you plan to do fire rope dart. Then you just attach a 6" piece of chain onto the end and attach a monkey's fist to the end.

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

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Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 929
Posted:Parachute cord, aka 550 line (rated to 550 pounds) is good, but a little stretchy.

Hit up a climbing shop and look for prussik cord, (accessory cord, or a number of other names) They'll usually have a number of different sizes from 3mm to 9mm lines. Pick your size and pretty pattern and you should be good to go. This stuff is harder to cut on your own, so figure out your length you want before hand and they'll cut it for you. If you cut it on your own you'll want/need a hotknife since the core is seperate from the sheath and you don't want them to seperate with work. Usually sold in 30' lengths for ~$10 give or take, or sold by the foot for about 20-40 cents depending on your length.

I wouldn't use a traditional rock climbing rope, since generally they're dynamic lines (they stretch). Static lines would be okay but they're thicker than prussik cord since prussiks are designed to be tied around the bigger ropes...

Watch out with fire and synthetic ropes though..


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:That bloke Lurch.. he sounds like he knows what he is talking about.
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JayKitty
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 534
Posted:Check out any hardware store. Anything nylon shouldn't break too quickly and it comes in lots of sizes.

Don't mind me, just passing through.

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