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        01-05-2013, 05:42 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Thanks, I will definitely try that :)
         
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        01-06-2013, 06:36 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Keep your roping dummy off the concrete or asphalt unless you like your ropes fuzzy.
         
        01-06-2013, 06:47 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Ok, thanks. Guess I'm roping out in the snow for now lol
         
        01-06-2013, 07:12 PM
      #14
    Started
    Everytime I get a new rope, the only prep I do with it is the day I'm going to use it :P I find a post and put it around it and take the tail end and dally it up and stretch it from my horse. Works the easiest for me.
         
        01-16-2013, 02:10 PM
      #15
    Foal
    I do what QHrider said, just stretch it with your horse. Since you don't have one, you can use a riding lawn mower, etc. ....just go slow. You also need to put the rope away properly to help it maintain the proper coil...after roping, coil the rope into nice 12-16" coils, then grab with both hands and "push" your hands together kinda in a bouncy fashion; repositon hands to new spots and repeat. This helps get any kinks or unwanted twists out of the rope. Then, before you put the rope in it's bag or can, put some baby powder on it so it will help it stay slick so as to feed better and to keep it from fraying due to the friction caused by the loop cinching down on the dummy or cow or whatever you are roping.
         
        01-16-2013, 02:18 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Quote:
    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
         

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