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  • Kernmantle construction--braided nylon sheath over nylon strand core--offers low static elongation and superior abrasion resistance
  • Durable EZ-Bend™ nylon sheath offers greater flexibility than most static ropes, making it easier to knot
  • Diameter is 11mm (0.43 in.) which is ~7/16in.
  • Sold by the foot

Made in USA.

A favorite of cavers and search-and-rescue teams, this low-stretch static rope features an ultra-strong braided nylon sheath over a nylon strand core. Kernmantle construction gives it greater flexibility than most static ropes, with low static elongation. Sold by the foot.

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Best Use Climbing
Rope Type Static
Rope Diameter (mm) 11 millimeters
Dimensions 0.43 inches
Strength 28.5 kilonewtons
Dry Treatment Non-dry
Weight Per Foot 24.38 grams
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid rope for my pulley system I am using this for my slackline pulley system. I am into bomber gear— and this is just my kind of rope. I could buy the cheaper, smaller diameter rope, but i'm looking for a rope that's going to last and a rope that's going to be pretty bomber. So I bought this one. So far, after a few months of weekly use, it's still in a great condition. A little dirty (because I don't treat it with the respect it deserves), but I trust it completely and will continue to trust it for highlines in the future. I've also seen this rope used in many professional situations from the filming of the Planet Earth series to National Geographic caving exploration videos, tree climbing, etc. This is the industry standard for bomber static rope. If you're looking to be 100% safe and have no fear of the strength and reliability of a line, this is your line.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well Made but Tangles severely!!! As far as the build quality of this rope, it withstands the roughest sandstone without fraying. I've used Sterling rope for rappelling over rough sandstone with fray marks up and down the rope. The PMI E-Z Bend rope on the other hand, not a fray mark on it. The only down side I have with this rope is that it tangles beyond belief. Extremely frustrating!!! Esspecially when your dealing with 250 feet plus of rope. I use a rope tarp and coil all my rope in these rope tarps for storage, but that doesn't seem to make a bit of difference with the tangling problam with this rope. Once it gets tangled badly, you can forget about getting the tangles completely out. I don't think I will be buying this rope again for this reason. I will stick with Sterling Static.
Date published: 2012-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Rope! I used this rope for many tough rappels as well as the assents following. the rope did not fray except on the sharpest rocks (i should have protected it) and i really would have expected most roped to be cut by the rock, yet this one just frayed.. no big deal. this is one of the best static ropes i have used!
Date published: 2011-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rope, resists wear and tear This is a great static rope, I have had it for 3 years now. I use this for rappelling. Its has stood up to all the rubbing on rock edges, and has been a really great asset. I plan on purchasing another one when the time comes. It is really easy to tie knots with which makes it a big plus.
Date published: 2009-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Rope I've used this rope for over 20 years and I would not trust any other, unless it's a PMI for any of my outdoor activities, from climbing to rescue, mountaineering, caving, recreational rope access techniques.
Date published: 2012-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sheath is way to fragile On the plus side, this rope takes knots better than other, BUT.... The sheath is very fragile. I've placed this in the same setup as my kid's Bluewater. The Bluewater comes out without a scratch, while the E-Z Bend is rather badly fuzzed-up. I will not be buying the same rope when it comes time for a replacement.
Date published: 2012-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That's what I call Customer Service Since all my gear was stolen years ago and I've decided I needed to get in shape again I have been putting my gear all back together. I'm in no way rich so I've been searching for the best quality for my buck. It doesn't have to be the highest quality but it's also my life so I want good stuff. I finally discovered the gear at REI and went for it. Prices were perfect, free shipping. It came in 2 if I paid for overnight. Heck I even checked my invoice to be sure. Customer for life...Oh...great rope too.
Date published: 2012-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice rope I purchased 200ft to take my wife repelling for the first time. The rope performed flawlessly and felt very secure.
Date published: 2014-03-14
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Can this rope be used to make a rope traverse obstacle?  It would be on a home playground, about 50 feet in length, 8 feet off ground.

Asked by: Rocket8114
The E-Z Bend Sport 11mm Static Rope has been tested for climbing. For inquiries regarding alternate uses, please contact the manufacturer.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-09

What is the maximum amount of rope that will be one piece?

Asked by: Rancour
The PMI static rope comes to us with 600 feet on a spool. However, that often does not come in one unbroken length, so we can't say for sure what the longest uncut length would be.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-23
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