Occasionally I will take an 8mm Beal confidence rope out with me with groups but I have always felt that it was a real compromise as it is too thin to handle easily but I don't want to carry anything thicker and probably not need it.
I was playing around with some slackline tape over the weekend and started to wonder about using that for a confidence line instead.
It is lighter, stronger, much easier to handle and isn't going to cut you in half if you have to waist belay (I feel you have bigger issues if it comes to that!). Knotting is more difficult but not impossible. Other than that I can't think of any real issues.
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