So, I know how to rope. Kinda. I'm not particularly good at it but I can swing and get my target a good amount of the time. I have tried, (and failed) at breakaway roping but now I'm trying to get back into my working ranch classes and they have various roping things you have to do. I've been using my dads rope for years, but I have no idea anything about buying one for myself.
Nothing we do in the ranch class is very hard. Depending on the pattern, I swing it while loping, aim and throw at the ground, rope a barrel/cow head, or just a steer in a tiny pen so really there's no place for it to run.
I want to get my own rope because I don't really get along with my dads. It's way too stiff, and hard to dally. The problem is I have NO idea what I'm doing, what type of rope, what length, softness, something about waxed or whatever to get. All I know is "grab the rope, build your loop and don't miss."
So essentially I need a "Rope selection for dummies" book. Hehe.