Extending Rope

Most riggers recommend have ropes that are 2 arm lengths (~12') , some that are 3 arm lengths (~18') and some that are 5 arm lengths (~30'). These provide a variety of lengths useful for different purposes. However there will…

Rope Length & Thickness

What thickness and length of rope should I have? There is no one true way or true type. That said, the most commonly used diameter is 1/4 inch (or roughly 6 mm). This is the most flexible for the widest…

Choosing Rope

What type of rope should I use? When you are just starting off, just go with cheap solid-core braided cotton. It is a natural fiber, so it has decent "tooth" (enough friction so that knots will hold well without special…