I was in an experimental mood, so I bought some and took it home with me

Nowhere near as pricey as the better natural fibre ropes, but it’s further up there than the previously mentioned ropes. The same goes for this as the other synthetic ropes with regards to friction; you will need to use knots. And the answer is, inevitably (drum-roll please):. It really depends on you and who you’re tying. Pro: Preferred for suspension as it doesn’t stretch as much and has more consistent stretch characteristics. Con: Doesn’t take dye as well. I don’t remember exactly how much I paid in NZD, but it was between $150.00 to $180.00 with shipping included. The second lot of jute I purchased (200 metres, 8 mm) cost a lot more, but I was treating myself to a “savings milestone” so I’m not too upset. Buy Rope! What are the pros and cons of different types of rope?

It’s a synthetic bondage rope; this means it has a very different level of tooth than the cotton rope or a natural fibre. It’s very smooth, with almost no tooth, which means a lot less friction, making it a slicker, faster rope. So, to sum up the whole post:. At the moment, my two favourite ropes are the Twisted Monk Hemp for bedroom ties, and Tossa Jute for absolutely everything else. Likely to get a very good life span with it. It feels really soft and smooth; very good flex, too.

But every time I’ve used it, whatever I’ve been wearing or my partner has been wearing has wound up dusted in the stuff. It also makes things more likely to be itchy, sneezy, etc. The same goes for this as the other synthetic ropes with regards to friction; you will need to use knots. Summary:. When you are just starting off, just go with cheap solid-core braided cotton. I’d recommend 1/4? Cotton “Sash Cord”. Update (2018). HOWEVER.

So if you’re going to use it, keep those EMT shears handy. (On the plus side, it’s not expensive to replace when you do cut it.). Reasonably cheap; comes in different diameters and you can get bundles of it for not a bad price, or you can measure off the lengths you want right from the spool. Not terribly pricey at Bunnings. You’re going to need knots, which will take a tiny bit longer. It’s not dyeable; you’re stuck with the colour you buy.

No. I’m not actually a dick like that. Mine certainly have: I went from feeling “so-so” about hemp to loving it, just by getting a different supplier. I hope this post was useful for people wanting to learn about the different types of rope! The knots used in the single column and two column ties which I posted about earlier will do a solid job of holding things in place, but feel free to use anything that isn’t a slip knot. Next we have a Zenith All-Purpose rope, which is a solid polypropylene braid. It’s generally pricier than anything synthetic, and my understanding is that it’s used a lot over in the US. It usually comes in twisted form as opposed to braided. Again, when washed, boiled etc it tends to degrade. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it; it won’t catastrophically weaken your rope, but with successive washes I would start keeping a much closer eye on how much load I put on it.