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Old 03-08-12   #1 (permalink)
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New England Dragonfly

Just spotted this rope on gustharts, looks nice though no splice, is it too hard or a CE issue? Anyone know how it performs in a SJ? My Tachyon is ready to be retired and fancy a change. Any thoughts?

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Re: New England Dragonfly

It's slightly thinner, they're probably just selling it off the reel? If you want a spliced eye why not try something like the yale blue tongue?
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Re: New England Dragonfly

It is NOT thinner than tachyon. Dragonfly is a unique arborist rope in that it has a core dependent strength with a hard wearing jacket. It is stretchy. It really does retain its shape in hardware. Feels more like a 13mm but with a smooth jacket. The splice is bulky. Depends on how how you climb it'll suit or not. It'll run wondrous in a spider jack but the splice may piss you off a little due to its bulk.
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Check new england website for splicing instructions. Heavy duty kernmantle splice...
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This ropes been around the block now and is probably still one of the best ropes on the market IMO
I might even buy some as my next rope
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Re: New England Dragonfly

I remember your love for the fly Steve. Doesn't it's stretchyness gripe a little? It's 'feel' is way up there. I was gonna get some more too for my OAR. I feel retro but it's a classic for sure.
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I hate bounce in a rope!
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Well my good man you need some Cougar Blue!
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I remember your love for the fly Steve. Doesn't it's stretchyness gripe a little? It's 'feel' is way up there. I was gonna get some more too for my OAR. I feel retro but it's a classic for sure.
I honestly can't remember it ever being bouncy....if it was, certainly no more than any other ropes. Perhaps i'll change my mind when i try it again. It still remains the only rope i've ever been able to get a perfect match up with cord for perfect vt performance
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You can send me some!!
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