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        10-18-2010, 01:01 PM
      #11
    Trained
    It will take another wrap or two to stop your rope but it is much easier on cattle and horses as it eliminates some of the jerk when everything comes tight. It also helps a horse learn to pull hard. When the horse starts having a hard time pulling you let some rope slip and let him get his feet going again.
         
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        10-18-2010, 05:36 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Thanks everyone. I have a question about the twist. Kevin, you said that
    the softer the twist the less bounce and the more forgiving. Does that mean it would be easier to use? Right now I have a cheap one and the biggest problem is actually keeping it reasonably round as it flops quite a bit- not very stiff at all. I don't really like that, so would a stiffer one be better for me?


         
        10-18-2010, 06:50 PM
      #13
    Foal
    It depends on what type of roping you are doing. As has been mentioned, for heeling I love the Hypnotic by Cactus. For heading I play around with a Magnum Mouse Trap. It really is a personal preference, what feels best in your hands and compliments your swing. For ranch ropes, hands down King makes the nicest rope and is worth the extra few dollars you spend on it.

    Check out this video by NRS it has some good information about how to choose the best rope. YouTube - nrsworld's Channel
         
        10-18-2010, 09:24 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dynamite.    
    Thanks everyone. I have a question about the twist. Kevin, you said that
    the softer the twist the less bounce and the more forgiving. Does that mean it would be easier to use? Right now I have a cheap one and the biggest problem is actually keeping it reasonably round as it flops quite a bit- not very stiff at all. I don't really like that, so would a stiffer one be better for me?

    Get a good quality soft twist rope and then work on your delivery. Many novice ropers speed up thier swing just before they release which causes thier loop to close up. Slow your swing and practice just letting go of your loop instead of throwing it. If you deliver your rope correctly then you can catch with a clothesline.
         
        10-18-2010, 09:33 PM
      #15
    Showing
    ^^That is one thing that I have a lot of trouble with. I tend to be slow armed and then I try to stab the loop in there unless I really focus on keeping a steady swing.
         
        10-18-2010, 09:59 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Find the video "There's roping to do" by Joe Wolter. He talks alot about the very basics of roping before going into some shots that will at the very least impress your roping buddies when you're standing around the dummy.
         

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