Originally Posted by boots
I stretch every new rope I get. I stretch them again whenever they get a kink I don't want to deal with.
I put the hondo end, with a loop, around the trailer hitch on a truck. I tie the other end to a round post, using a square knot and pull until there is a good bit of tension. Then I leave it all day or overnight.
Really, really gets a rope into a nice, using condition.
That's what my boyfriend does. If your going to ranch roping. Use a soft. If your going to do tricks. Go extra extra soft with leather Hondo