How Often Do You Change your Line ?

Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,918 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
Coming off the back of another discussion, How often do you buy a new line ? Do you ever give it any thought ? Whats your preferred manufacturer ? are you guided by price or do you want what you consider to be the best ?

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  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,027
    every season.
    Bob Grizzi
  • danspencedanspence Posts: 66 Baller
    edited July 2013
    Measured my line out a few days ago and it was 14cm too short and @addkerr rope was 20cm to short. I shall be investing in a new one shortly. Always use masterline one as well. Every little helps!
    'Gotta Risk It, To Get The Biscuit'
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,763 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    New Masterline every season.
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,981 Mega Baller
    ML every season. I'm due for a new one but strapped for cash. Ill just measure and keep on swerving.
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 772 Crazy Baller
    What Jones said again!!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,321 Crazy Baller
    New rope every season, is that due to wear or age or what is your criteria for replacing?
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • skiepskiep Posts: 295 Solid Baller
    Due to wear on the CC pylon, on fourth rope this season!
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 6,028
    I've seen too many old ropes break early in the season after sitting all winter. New rope every spring.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,981 Mega Baller
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,321 Crazy Baller
    @skiep, you must do a lot of skiing! How many different loops do you and whoever else may use your rope utilize?
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 772 Crazy Baller
    Keith sounds like you need to grease your pole or else quit yanking on it so hard!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
    andjules
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 731 Crazy Baller
    @skiep
    Off Topic. Isnt there a pylon with a knob that can swirvle / free rotate?
    Would save ropes.
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • skiepskiep Posts: 295 Solid Baller
    LOL! Lot of people ski behind my boat. Blue loop goes first, Then rope is no good. Guess i need a Master Craft pylon.
  • KillerKiller Posts: 369 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    I'm on the 2nd year of my masterline 8loop (white) rope and there is minimal wear on it. the ropes I see at ski schools may be newer, but they have 100x more sets than mine.
    GregHind
  • robscholl-OFrobscholl-OF Posts: 285 Baller
    In Tow rope once a year....OF
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,186 Administrator
    If you have ever broken a rope... you will remember to change it more often.

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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,892 Mega Baller
    I put a new one in the rotation every year and usually a handle also.
    Mark Shaffer
    MattP
  • KillerKiller Posts: 369 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    how many sets per rope?
  • jackskijackski Posts: 263 Baller
    edited July 2013
    I go two seasons, but the minute I stop skiing, the rope gets out of the sun. Brenda's and Masterline.
    Jack
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,049
    Usually buy a new Masterline at Nationals every year...Ski 4 to 5 days a week, year round, depending on weather...Thats about 125 hours on my boat...32off loop always looks the worst.
    Loving the new ZO Rev. S Plus Mode C3+
    GWaterski
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,321 Crazy Baller
    You know, my ropes start looking the worst where the handle attaches instead of the pylon loops.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 731 Crazy Baller
    @ed_johnson
    Oboy. That makes about 500 sets per year and rope.
    Given that I can not pull half as hard and only get type 50 sets at my club my rope will last type 20 years ;0)
    And we do not get enough sun to be a real problem either.
    Some one will most likely cut it wit the propeller prior to worn out.
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • BG1BG1 Posts: 170 Baller
    The longest anyone should use a rope for slalom skiing is 2 years regardless of the amount of use or care taken with the rope. I get a new one each spring (ML) and keep an eye on it all season. Any injuries from a rope breaking after 2 years should be considered self-inflected. Used ski ropes become brittle with time.
    Than_Bogan
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,763 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    I haven't really had an issue since the old 60 strand days. You really had to watch them back then.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,186 Administrator
    Amen brother

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  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 772 Crazy Baller
    Yep broken rope=busted ass!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,632 Mega Baller
    Being that 28 and 32 off are my common wear points I procure replacement sections from some of the elite level skiers at Cory's from time to time, They don't use them. Usually go through two full ropes a year. I ski with a few lake skiers and my fam that includes Esteban el Torro! He can break just about anything!!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 366 Solid Baller
    @gsm_peter MasterCraft has had them since the 90s
    Andre Broussard - Louisiana
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 731 Crazy Baller
    @broussard
    Do you know what part of the rope wear out with a swirvel pylon?
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
    brettmainer
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