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By AlexLH
Apr 17, 2013

Has anyone had any experience using Trango ropes, or heard any feedback about them?


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By Andy Nelson
From Fort Collins, Colorado
May 1, 2013
another day in the park

I used a Diamond 9.4 70m in Eldo a few weeks ago. Handled really well and seemed really durable. Got lots of comments on the brightness (a good think IMO). Going to order one for myself soon and put it to the test over the summer.


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By g.miller
May 1, 2013

I just bought the Titan 10.2, 60m, I really like it, I have used it on lead, rope solo, and aid climbing with no problems. It is also seems thinner than a traditional 10.2 and handles really nice.


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By The Stoned Master
Administrator
From Pennsylvania
May 1, 2013
Day Lily.

This is all great to hear. The better quality (time, love, genuine concern for the users, etc) every company makes their ropes the better for all of us.

I would definitly check trangos ropes out next time I'm looking for a new rope. Nice.


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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
May 2, 2013
Cleo's Needle

Who makes them?


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By Graham Johnson
May 2, 2013

I'm pretty sure PMI makes them. Doesn't Trango own, or used to own, PMI?
The specifications for PMI and trango ropes match up pretty well. Looks like Trango is rebranding some PMI models.


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By JacksonLandFill
From Maryland
May 15, 2013
not everyone smiles

Just got notified my order just shipped.. diamond 9.4 60m. The only thing I am mildly concerned with is it's only a dry sheath. BUT it will be lighter than my other rope. Planning on some trad this summer. When I get it I'll post a little more info.


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By JacksonLandFill
From Maryland
May 18, 2013
not everyone smiles

Stiff right out of the box. Super light (current rope is 10.2 equinox). Seemed to tighten up knots well. Still quite stiff though.

I will get some "face" time soon and give more info. But from the hour i spent with it yesterday... i would buy another one.


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By Aric Datesman
May 18, 2013

Trango own PMI? First I heard such a thing.


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By Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
May 18, 2013

Aric Datesman wrote:
Trango own PMI? First I heard such a thing.


Not so sure about that. My guess is it's more of a distribution thing, but I can't say with any authority.


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By Paul-B
Jun 16, 2013
Flakes of Wrath

So after a few months with these things, anybody have more comments? Thinking about getting a set of amphibians as my first twin/double set up.


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By s.price
From PS,CO
Jun 16, 2013
 Morning Dew ,self portrait

Own a couple of Trango ropes(9.4 and 10.2). No complaints. Big fan of Edelwiess as well.


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By JacksonLandFill
From Maryland
Jun 17, 2013
not everyone smiles

After using the 9.4 this weekend: Nice and light. It is constructed very well. Figure 8's were a pain to untie due to how thin the rope is.

One of the users had a figure 8 device with horns that he used for rappelling... the rope did not twist. I used my figure 8 without horns on an equinox 10.2mm which twisted something fierce.

We were using klemheist knots as back up which I noticed did not grab the trango super well. The Metolius prussik set grabbed the best in fact one guy said he actually preferred using it to a rope grab device. That said... the prussik set used on the equinox rope we had setup was super faithful.

Very little dirt stuck to the sheath... a little grey in some spots but nothing real noticeable.

I also felt like the core and sheath moved in unison, didn;t feel like the sheath was sliding excessively over the core strands.


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By Aric Datesman
Jun 17, 2013

Allen Corneau wrote:
Not so sure about that. My guess is it's more of a distribution thing, but I can't say with any authority.


Saw this thread get bumped, so did a quick Google. According to a 2011 video on Trango's YouTube channel they are the US distributor for PMI.

youtu.be/_0Dv5s39s00

Also saw a statement to that effect on a caving site, but can't get much more authoritative than Trango itself.


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By Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Jun 17, 2013

Trango distributes dynamic ropes from PMI. PMI makes other rope products that are not distributed by Trango.

I have used PMI ropes for many years and have found them to be a fine rope. They do not kink like other ropes and are supple but to too much so.


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