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BlueWater Accelerator Ropes Review

BlueWater Accelerator


Description
10.5mm, 6.2% static elongation


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Weight
70 g/m


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Review Date
November 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: masterj.helo ,  Climber

Summary:
This Rope is my favorite! I was lucky enough to pick it up at closeout price on REI.com. It is a very soft, easy to work with rope. It glides through feeds and belays and is a pleasure to tie and untie. I have used several other ropes and no other rope I have used performs like this one while being as easy to work with and not so stiff. I have had mine for over a year now and it is still in amazing shape. I treat it well and do my best to reduce wear, drag, and falls on it, this may be why it is wearing so well, but I do think it is a very durable lasting rope for the price.


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Review Date
March 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: meesier42 ,  Climber

Summary:
This rope rocks. I have been an instructor for 2 years and we use New England and maxim ropes in the gym, but outdoors I only use blue water. It may not be the lightest rope out there but it is durible 11 fall and it ties knots really well. Only issue is it will tends to kink if your not good at rope managment.

Customer Service:
never even wanted to call

Similar Products Used:
maxim, beal, new england


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Review Date
June 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Dmitriy ,  Climber

Summary:
This is my first rope and it works really well for this purpose. Not too stiff and plenty of elongation, I never worry about falling on it.

The only problem is the sheath wears quite a bit when climbing 2-3 days a week. Its supposed to last 2 or 3 years but after one year it is starting to fray a bit. Also this rope gets dirty and kinky fast, especially when soloing with a clove hitch.

Great for a first rope but requires some maintenance.

Customer Service:
Never had to call 'em.

Similar Products Used:
Maxim 10.5 - seems much heavier


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Review Date
August 4, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Dustin ,  Backpacker , from Missouri

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Summary:
Good rope. I've used mine extensively for about six months and there is hardly any sign of wear yet, besides from a little fading. I got mine on sale for $112.00. I have a couple of complaints, however. The dry coating wears off way too quick, and the rope sticks very badly through my belay device(HB Sheriff)

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Review Date
July 15, 1999

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: David Kreindler ,  Backpacker , from Montpelier, Vermont, US

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Summary:
The Accelerator is my favorite rope. It has a low impact force combined with much lower static elongation than similarly soft ropes. It also handles extremely nicely and wears well.

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