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Topic - Really thin half ropes?

ERH - on 18 Jul 2013
I recently saw a crazy deal (a little too crazy if you ask me) for a pair of 7.9mm halfs for 120 brand new

As a firm believer in "if it looks too good to be true it probably is" I was trying to work out (if it was a legit deal), what is the problem with thin ropes?

I imagine that they wear quicker, and can't take as many falls (they always look like they'll break in a light wind!)

The benefits must be the lightness (for long walk-ins, etc.) and...?

Just wondering if there's any point in such thin ropes if you want to do normal multipitch trad with no hideous walk-ins? Why (in what situation) would you buy super-thin ropes?
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