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2005/08/05 17:45:38 (permalink)
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where to get thick(ish) rope

As the title says really.

I've been using a rolled up towel to hang from for my chins but I'm now finding they rip too easily, especially with the added weight. So what I need is about 4-5ft of heavy duty rope to use instead.

I have no idea where I would get a decent think bit of rope from. Camping shops and DIY from what I've seen only do rope as thick as climbers might use which I could double up on if needed, but I'd rather get the thick rope similar to that you would climb up at school in the sports hall/gym.

Anyone have any ideas??

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    cliff_vtr
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 17:46:55 (permalink)
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    B&Q
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 17:48:50 (permalink)
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    Really...... cool. Tried other stores but not there. I'll give them a look.

    Don't s'pose you know how much they charge?
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 17:52:02 (permalink)
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    well I managed to make a dipping belt for about a fiver including clips and stuff
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 17:52:34 (permalink)
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    for a couple of metres of thick rope then I would say £3
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 17:53:40 (permalink)
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    Bargain.... cheers mate.
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 17:56:46 (permalink)
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    A shop which sells boats or water sports stuff may be a possibility also.
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 17:57:25 (permalink)
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    or even a shop that sells rope
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 17:59:25 (permalink)
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    LOL....

    true ink, not many round my way tho. Worth considering however if I strike out at B&Q
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 18:06:53 (permalink)
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 18:27:45 (permalink)
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    Perfect mate, if all else fails they'll be the one for me. The Hardy Hemp unless I feel flush and go for the triple polyester
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 18:34:56 (permalink)
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    save you a trip to ropesRus i suppose

    suprisingly cheap, make sure you check with the shop its new though.... dont want you paying money for old rope...


    ok, i have got my coat and the taxi has been called
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 18:38:55 (permalink)
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    *sigh* words escape me.

    You certainly struck a cord () with that pun...... I mean, you really did string () us along for that one.
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 18:49:43 (permalink)
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    knot another ropey joke please DV
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 18:51:15 (permalink)
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    maybe a garden centre?
    the landscape area of the one I worked in had loads
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 18:51:43 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee



    knot another ropey joke please DV


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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 18:52:45 (permalink)
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    Consider Halfords too, they sell car/boat/bike accessories, i'm sure they'll sell toe-rope, if it can pull a car, i'm sure it can hold your weight
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 19:05:05 (permalink)
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    It's more the thickness I need. Tow rope is usually strong but to hit my grip as well so I need some thickness to it. But again, worth a try, as is the garden centre.

    Nice one fellas, cheers.

    I know you all want more rope jokes, but can I think of any more? alas I'm a fraid knot
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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 19:09:17 (permalink)
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    B&Q definitely sell them mate.

    Don't get roped into buying anything else though.

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    RE: where to get thick(ish) rope 2005/08/05 19:27:32 (permalink)
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    An old European Monastery is perched high on a 500-foot cliff. Visitors ride up in a big basket, pulled to the top with a ragged old rope. Halfway up, a passenger nervously asked: "How often do you change the rope?"
    The monk in charge replied: "Whenever the old one breaks."
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