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Topic - Beal Joker vs Booster III

purplemonkeyelephant - on 08 Sep 2012
I'm looking to buy a rope for mainly winter walking/ridge routes and in the future perhaps other fun things like climbing and rope swings.

I'm leaning towards the Beal Booster because its significantly stronger; double the falls, sharp edge resistance, lower impact force and easier handling. The way I see it, it trumps the Joker pretty much everywhere. The question is do I sacrifice all this to save weight (500g for 50m) and get the Joker. I don't really fancy going the half rope route, just for simplicitys sake. Is sharp edge resistance really that important? (considering a ridge might be quite sharp?). I'm not a big guy so extra weight is significant during long days on the feet.

Your opinions would be most appreciated :)

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