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post #1 of 6 Old 01-17-2017, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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what rope is best for a beginner roper?

i want to get into roping & i am wondering what type of rope is best to learn with. thanks
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-14-2017, 01:43 AM
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Just a soft or extra soft (marked S or XS) 30 or 35 foot nylon rope would be just perfect for you!

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Yup, "soft" is what I started with. After awhile I went to "Medium Soft". Man I miss Team Roping, I had the BEST horse, was 14 when I got him, had to euthanize him when he was 32.

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Yup, "soft" is what I started with. After awhile I went to "Medium Soft". Man I miss Team Roping, I had the BEST horse, was 14 when I got him, had to euthanize him when he was 32.
Your choice on hardness of your rope has to do with if you decide to head or heel.
Headers usually prefer softer ropes, (I like XS myself), and heelers like harder ones.

I havent team roped in a number of years due to not having the right horse after I retired my old gal, and then it takes time before a young one is ready to hit the roping pen. Hopefully this year I can get my 5yo roping!
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Your choice on hardness of your rope has to do with if you decide to head or heel.
Headers usually prefer softer ropes, (I like XS myself), and heelers like harder ones.

I havent team roped in a number of years due to not having the right horse after I retired my old gal, and then it takes time before a young one is ready to hit the roping pen. Hopefully this year I can get my 5yo roping!
Yup, I was a heeler, my husband was a header.

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I'm a former "Header" and started with a soft Rattler brand "heading" rope. After going to a roping school, I changed from Rattler to Classic. I still have two Classic "heading" ropes. One had a lot of use and the other is like new. The only roping I do now is at a dummy steer head, however, wife and I totally support Team Roping in PRCA and NSPRA. I'm 70 years old.
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