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Where do I find this fella I hear you all talk about on ebay?
 

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He just got a new shippment of rope in from samson so look through his inventory. Great guy to do business with. Ive bought 9 ropes from him inthe last 2 weeks, getting ready for high inflation.............
 
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Carl does he ever get any bull lines in?
I am needing a couple of 5/8s & one 3/4 line. Prefferably Stable Braid.
 
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Carl does he ever get any bull lines in?
I am needing a couple of 5/8s & one 3/4 line. Prefferably Stable Braid.
He's got a 3 1/4" braided polyester line. 309,000 lb. test. :O
 
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Man that has to be for for barges & tying off large boats.
 
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Well I just bought a 100' of 5/8s Stable Braid. For the buy it now price of 75.00.

Sent him a note asking about him covering shipping. Hoping he will do it.
With 18.00 for shipping added its not what I would call a fantastic deal.
this is the first thing ever that I have purchased off of ebay.

Carl when you dealt with this fella before did you place a bid or give his asking price? This is new to me.
 
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I see he's got a piece of 3/4" x 150' on there. The description says it is Stable Braid, but the line in the picture is actually Arbor Plex. He says avg strength is 19,000, but 3/4 Arbor Plex is actually 12,000. If it really was 3/4"
Stable Braid, it would be 20,400 not 19,000. He's got another piece on there called "Samson 7/8" x 150' Braided Nylon Bull Line", with again a pic of Arbor Plex next to it. Arbor Plex is not made of Nylon and doesn't come in a 7/8" diameter (3/4" is max). Again, he says strength is 19,000 lbs. Either this guy knows absolutely nothing about rope or he is intentionally misleading people to make the line seem stronger than it really is. Yikes!
 
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I'll admit I'm tempted by his prices. Brendon - when you received your order, was it the one in the picture or the one in the description? Did you know before you received it which one it would be? I know I'd be pretty pissed if I thought I was buying Stable Braid and got Arbor Plex instead.
 

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Some of his pictures I have purchase showed a similar line, but it mighta said "this rope is orange, not white as in the picture". I always e-mail him first though, just making sure I'm getting what I want plus the free-shipping. Putting up Arbor PLex for Stable Braid is a little wacky though.
 
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I Just bought a 100' of 5/8s & 79' of 3/4 Stable Braid. Total: 175.80 with shipping


Now I could use a 100' of 7/8s & 2 150' hanks of 5/8s with one end on each, eye spliced. But maybe its time I learn to splice my own stuff?
 

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For me the description has always been what I got.

I normally emailed him a list of what I wanted, he would send me a price and I'd get the goods.
 
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=MasterBlaster;249085]You have a use for a bullrope of that size that's only 79'?
My main reason for that line is to help stabilize a storm damaged or busted up big limb or tree while I work on it.
But its still long enough for blocking down chunks on a lot of trees around here that would need a rope that strong.
Also after I learn to splice I will probably make some slings out of it & buy a longer hank of 3/4.

Dam, I just bought more chit from the man. Its worse than a crack habit:lol:
I dont think I want to see my total:cry:
1st time Ive bought anything off ebay. It's addictive:|:
Dam you Carl!!
 
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I had to quit looking at his sight.
I think I have purchased enough rope for 3 crews.

But through out any given year I will make use of every foot of it.

Only thing I need now is is 2 long hanks of 5/8ths with an end spliced on each. I really like the idea of the 7/16 Stable Braid for a light weight let down line.......I cant stop
 
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I need a durable firm rope for pulling 50-150lbs up on a roof. I was thinking 3/4 would be easy to hold on to. Is stable braid the best choice for this? And can it be spliced?
 
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