/ Rope middle mark
Is this something which is normal in the rope world? I've never owned a rope before but have used many, and I do not remember ever having this issue before.
I spent the best part of £150 at CO on the rope and I guess I expected better. Is it worth asking for a replacement?
I probably wouldn't bother. Ropes are normally longer than advertised anyway, so you 'win' in that sense and are aware of the slight anomaly.
If it bothers you too much or you see it as a problem you could cut the extra 2 metres off.
Or take it back to the shop. Check the next one before you leave the shop though.
They always seem to be a bit off. If you want to know exactly, flake it out from the two ends and you'll get the actual middle.
I think we all just let a bit one half of the rope slip through our fingers when lap coiling then it *SEEMS* the middle marker isn't in the middle, but it probably is. Throw it down a 25 mtr cliff with the middle marker round a tree and see what happens!
Went the whole hog used a lighter to mark all but the centre - feel for the rope through the crispiness...
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