Sterling rope going spongy


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Nick Black · · Arcata, CA · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 205

I have a sterling marathon 10.1, used about 10 times, maybe one lead fall, but mostly TR. It is already getting really "spongy", meaning knots really get welded tight if weighted, anywhere along the length not just the end, and gets a bit flat when lowered through a grigri. I had a sterling velocity 9.8 before this and it took 3yrs of use before it got this soft! Anyone else have this experience with the marathon?

Paul Deger · · Colorado · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 35

I have a 11.2 marathon mega nd my buddy has a 9.8 velocity and I notice the mega is more supple and soft.

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