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Old November 14th, 2011, 01:01 PM   #41
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If you are set on getting a rope instead, Ken (the link I posted earlier) also has AMERICAN made ropes with lifetime warranties.

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Old November 14th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #42
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Sounds promising. I'll be curious to watch you get stuck and give it a try.
Iím sure a lot people will be tugging on my rope. But Iíll let you be the first one
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Old November 14th, 2011, 03:42 PM   #43
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Looks like I might might be going with the Bubba rope. As its cheaper than the Master Pull and you can't get the Krissplicing ropes right now.
My Master Pull rope was FREE thanks SoFO and the SnoFari sponsors!

Of course I also had to wear the "SoStuck" badge for a year, but it was worth it!
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Old November 14th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #44
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My Master Pull rope was FREE thanks SoFO and the SnoFari sponsors!

Of course I also had to wear the "SoStuck" badge for a year, but it was worth it!
How do you like it? How does it do for the smaller tugs?

I just checked Master pulls web site and it turns out they are cheaper than the Bubba rope. The website I was looking at early had it the other way around.
Now itís back to a tossup
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Old November 14th, 2011, 04:59 PM   #45
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Iím sure a lot people will be tugging on my rope. But Iíll let you be the first one
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How do you like it? How does it do for the smaller tugs?

I just checked Master pulls web site and it turns out they are cheaper than the Bubba rope. The website I was looking at early had it the other way around.
Now itís back to a tossup
Good God man, make a decision.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #46
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How do you like it? How does it do for the smaller tugs?

I just checked Master pulls web site and it turns out they are cheaper than the Bubba rope. The website I was looking at early had it the other way around.
Now itís back to a tossup
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No experience with a Bubba Rope, but I have used the ARB recovery strap some and I carry a Master Pull rope in my kit, both KE style straps like the Bubba rope. Both have a lot more stretch than a TSC yellow tow strap, but I don't have numbers to back up the comparison. The ARB seemed a little less stretchy than the MP but we didn't use them side-by-side for comparison. Both work well. I really like my MP rope at the dunes, the stretchiness is a great tool lets you gently roll into it without a lot of speed. I have used it some on the trails but I get the old TSC yellow strap out in the mud. Sometimes a good sharp tug with a tighter strap is the ticket too, so I don't know if the KE style ropes are right for every situation.
Works great most of the time
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:04 AM   #47
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If you are set on getting a rope instead, Ken (the link I posted earlier) also has AMERICAN made ropes with lifetime warranties.

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Thanks for spreading the word for me.

I have ropes in stock, ready to go! (Straps too)
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Old November 26th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #48
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don't forget your 20% off coupon that's in all your mags. i've had no problem these straps.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-inch-...rap-67230.html
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Old November 26th, 2011, 08:51 AM   #49
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don't forget your 20% off coupon that's in all your mags. i've had no problem these straps.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-inch-...rap-67230.html
Harbor Freight is great if you want cheap, Chinese junk.
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Harbor Freight is great if you want cheap, Chinese junk.
hasn't broke yet, and any winch you use except warn is cheap chinese junk. do you think the rope in those "usa" made straps are made in the U.S.? Assembled in the USA isn't MADE in the USA...
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hasn't broke yet, and any winch you use except warn is cheap chinese junk. do you think the rope in those "usa" made straps are made in the U.S.? Assembled in the USA isn't MADE in the USA...
You are preaching to the wrong person on this subject and this thread is not the place for it.

Concerning straps, there is a huge difference in the Chinese made straps and the domestic made straps, in both material and assembly.

I didn't just jump in and buy the cheapsest strap to sell. I would never put my name with a Chinese made strap. Some may hold up and be good, but the majority are no comparison to what I sell. I did my research.

The ratings on straps vary enough between manufacturers. The stuff coming in from China, good luck on the ratings.

I have priced my stuff to be VERY competitive and I will let them speak for themselves from here on out.

Cheapest does not equal best purchase.
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Nor does most expensive mean best quality.:poke
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Old December 27th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #53
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As far as storage space goes, which would take up less space a 6" web strap or a 50k rope?
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As far as storage space goes, which would take up less space a 6" web strap or a 50k rope?
Neither for his rig. He needs a 2" strap or a 20K rope. But more to your point, I think a strap coils up a lot neater than a rope.
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Neither for his rig. He needs a 2" strap or a 20K rope. But more to your point, I think a strap coils up a lot neater than a rope.
I agree with WR, 2"X30' NEVER a 20'. Not enough free strap.
I use a ARB strap with is just slightly wider @ 2.375 but is still stretchy enough.

Australian 4WD Magazine did a Strap test back in 2003. (Video is not available anymore) They purchased about 24 different straps available then from across the country including USA and subjected them to a pure breaking test both wet and dry. What they found would scare you. Not all straps are created equal. Suprise!!!!!!!!
Some the stitching failed, some the webbing. Some the strap wouldn't even meet the manufacturers stated capability relative to limits.
I suspect that's still true today.
Look at the video below and then purchase a reputable strap from a reputable manufacturer preferabally from a GLFWDA Business member.


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Old December 27th, 2011, 05:02 PM   #56
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As far as storage space goes, which would take up less space a 6" web strap or a 50k rope?
The straps do fold up into a smaller space. When wet, the ropes are a lot lighter and they float.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #57
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I agree that not all straps are created equal.

That's the reason I spent MONTHS deciding on who I should buy from. And why I spend more on them... to offer a better product. I could have gone with cheap imported stuff, but chose not to. My straps are local made and I stand by them. I wouldn't put my name with most of what is sold out there now.

The ropes I sell have been used in the agricultural industry for decades. They simply work, and work great.
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