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Rope Break

Rope Break

You want to be surprised when the rope doesn’t break. I use this same pessimistic attitude while slope soaring. Be surprised when things go your way. But this should be applied to the entire tow too. When you do your takeoff checklist you really want to be ready...
When Will Your Rope Fail?

When Will Your Rope Fail?

In the USA we have a tradition to use a weaker rope to meet FAR 91.309. Polypropylene is probably the most common. However in Europe a heavier duty rope is more common. At the JWGC 2005 I borrowed a rope from the glider owner (each pilot was required to bring their...