I remember having good luck with the BW Dominator back in the day, but the last one I got after 15 years with out having one was a disappointment, I feel like I need to retire it after 6 months and I have not been climbing all that much and really not taking falls of any sort. Before that I had a the Mammut 9.2, I'll second what other have said that the Mammut ropes feel a bit thicker for their listed size but I got 2 solid years and then some out of it and only cut the ends once after boinking on some fixed draws at the Red River Gorge, something to avoid for sure. On top of that I only retired it because it seemed to be getting old and had seen a ton of use, not that it was really in poor condition. I will be getting another 9.2x70m Mammut for my next rope.
...a couple reviews from climbers finding it to be a really tough skinny with maxims/NE's soft catch and without the excess stretch of most skinnys...
Thanks - wish I could find one in a store to check out. For the record though - Maxim/NE has the highest Impact Force on the market, i.e., the least soft catch. This is the cost of the low stretch. However if you have a decent belayer who knows modern sport dynamic technique I don't think that really matters that much.
To bearbreeder - that's great info from Mammut - thanks for posting. Since I core shot my Joker (35% sheath) quickly I probably don't want to go with a thinner sheath! I had a Revelation and my partner has one now - nice tough rope but I just wish it didn't feel like a steel cable and held knots better.