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Old 03-05-2014   #11
Woodland Park, Colorado
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Throw bag

I think the strength difference comes from the 7mm rope as opposed to the 10mm rope in the NRS bag. I generally don't worry about strength as much because I don't use my trow rope for my pin kit. I do have a problem with the small diameter and a swimmers ability to hold on to it. 7mm is very close to 5/16 and thats pretty small.

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Old 03-06-2014   #12
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As with all whitewater gear there are a lot of good options. My choices are often influenced by the company's customer service.

I'll give my nod to Salamander for being a USA company with great customer service. You may never need customer service from your throw rope company, but I had a small issue with one of their products (not a safety issue) and they took care of me same day with multiple options to make it the most convenience for me.

Its nice when a company appreciates its customers.

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Old 03-10-2014   #13
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I have looked into Salamander and am seriously looking at getting one now. What are your opinions on the length of rope necessary for normal kayaking?(when I become more advanced I will invest in another rope for pins/etc)
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Old 03-10-2014   #14
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I had an empty DRE throw bag in good condition last season. Bought some 7/16" waterline for cheap from Sterling Rope. They have a few great (and cheap) ropes in their outlet section.

Sterling Rope » Outdoor/Recreation » Outlet » 7/16" Waterline

Sterling Rope » Outdoor/Recreation » Outlet » Short Water Ropes

Sterling Rope » Outdoor/Recreation » Outlet » 5/16" Waterline

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