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. It is possible to dye it. It’s reasonably light, and you can carry a lot of it around with you if you like using lots of rope. The stuff I got from Twisted Monk is a very different story. Once I finally ordered some, I had a very different experience; which just goes to show, the supplier makes a huge difference in the quality of the rope you get. There’s also a greater likelihood of surface abrasion and friction burn if you move it really quickly or with great pressure. Summary:. This is pretty cool because you don’t get bulky, unsightly looking knots. Small knots; sits flat over skin.
Summary:. (Updated 2018)Look, this is probably my favourite all round rope, with that Twisted Monk hemp as the favorite for bedroom purposes. Nothing I’ve done to it has fixed this. It may be because it’s sort of a short fibred rope, or it might just be the stuff I got hold of. Very washable. Cons:.
It really depends on you and who you’re tying. Different ropes have different advantages, different pros and cons. This is actually a hollow braid kind of rope; meaning it’s a polypropylene braid wrapped around a core of something. I found it at a Bunnings Warehouse. Durability; Tossa Jute can take a lot of use before it begins to wear. Because of the tight construction, it also doesn’t tend to “high strand” or deform with strands moving out of place. Knots are not at all difficult to unpick; because of the compactness of that tight lay, it doesn’t tend to squish and become difficult. Cons:.
Summary:. (Updated 2018)Look, this is probably my favourite all round rope, with that Twisted Monk hemp as the favorite for bedroom purposes. Durability; Tossa Jute can take a lot of use before it begins to wear. Because of the tight construction, it also doesn’t tend to “high strand” or deform with strands moving out of place. Many may be satisfied with cotton. And tastes and priorities may change, which is cool.
You need to dry it under tension, or it will shrink and thicken unevenly. It’s not as fast as some synthetic ropes; because of the higher tooth, it will travel more slowly over skin and clothing. Pros. It’s very light, very smooth, very fast. Has really excellent tooth; you can feel quite certain that your hitches etc will do the job to hold things in place. Far fewer knots required. The times when I’ve felt it most likely that I would need to use safety scissors to get someone out of rope, have all been times when I’ve been using this kind of cotton rope. So if you’re going to use it, keep those EMT shears handy. Likely to get quite compact knots with it. Very washable.