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post #1 of 5 Old 01-18-2013, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Rope Sizes and Brands?

I am just getting into calf roping so I don't much! I went to buy a rope and realized their are different sizes. I will be in the senior division at high school rodeos. Not sure if that makes a difference. But what size do I need? Also what brand should I get? Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-18-2013, 08:30 PM
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The options are endless ain't they? A lot depends on you. How it feels to you, what works for one may be useless in the hands of another. I'd buy a few used ropes and try different lays and stiffness. Also temp plays a big factor in ropes. I'd liken mine to a frozen garden hose this time of year but it's fairly supple above say 75*
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-11-2013, 10:59 PM
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Well you're gonna want to find you a poly if you're calf ropin, they're sized different than nylon. If I remember right, polys come in 3 main sizes, 9.5, 10.5, and 11.5?? Anyway, try out some friend's ropes and see what size works. And if you're female in NHSRA you'll be breakaway roping
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I have always had luck with the Relentless weapon in a 10.5 xs.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-23-2013, 11:50 PM
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I live near King Ropes, so I'm a bit partial. They are just top-notch ropes. Check out their site. It's fun to go there and try several types.
King?s Saddlery, King Ropes | Sheridan, Wyoming

I always recommend borrowing when wanting to try new gear.

Personally I go with a 3/8" scant at 40' for general roping for doctoring. Soft to extra soft. One of my best friends and favorite guys to doctor with uses extra, extra soft lay ropes at 7/16". He says it's as easy as tossing a t-shirt at the cow.

Arena ropers seem to like at least a medium lay, in my experience. Different needs.
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