For day in day out climbing the 16-stand that Samson offers can't be beat.
I like BLaze, its light, sporty, and it runs through a Machard nice.
I just got a chunk of Blue Moon a couple of months ago, and I like it. it milks worse than Blaze from the splice, but once its broke in it is good to go.
I don't think there's anything official. Used to be you could only get PI from Sherrills. The word I heard is that Blue Moon and Limelight24 came out just after an exclusive agreement between Yale and Sherrills timed out. That's hearsay though.
I assure you, Blue Moon and LimeLite 24 ARE made to the same weave and with the same fibers by Yale Cordage, as Poison Ivy. Blinky is right, sherrill had a 2 yr deal on the rope with sherrill, and now that's expired.
I have some limelite 24 and it even SMELLS like yale rope!
I like my blaze a lot. I think you'd like it, especially if you use a friction saver of some sort most of the time.
I never could understand why Sherrill thought it was such a hot idea to market rope with colors designed to make it invisible in a tree. If I'm climbing a tree running a saw, and groundmen are running saws underneath me, I want my lifeline to be as brightly colored and easily visible as possible. How many times has a Poison Ivy rope been cut because "I didn't see it"?
I run mostly without a friction saver. Most trees around here are thick barked, Red Oak, White oak, various maples. If I cant tie into something with thick bark then ill run a friction saver up. I also do a lot of removals, so natural crotch most of the time. How does Tachyon, blaze hold up to this?