Competition Tug of War Ropes | Large Diameter


  • Larger rope for larger hands
  • Whipped and poly booted ends
  • Flag to mark the middle of rope


Rope Diameter
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1.25in 1.5in 2in
Rope Length
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50ft 75ft 100ft
Rope Material
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Natural Manila Rope Natural Manila Rope White Poly Dacron Rope Black Poly Dacron Rope Tan Poly Dacron Rope Tan Polypropylene
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Choose from 1.25″, 1.5″ or 2″ diameter quality 3-strand twisted manila, polypropylene or poly Dacron rope. Each rope is a cut piece of rope with whipped ends and covered with durable poly boot to deter from unraveling. Anchor loops are available upon request. Each rope also includes a flag to mark the middle. These ropes come in sizes of 50ft, 75ft and 100ft lengths and bigger diameter rope for larger hands and bodies, recommended for high school programs and adults.  Choose what best fits your program.

  • Natural Manila: The finest pure grade A manila exceeds government specs for quality and surface smoothness.
  • Poly Dacron: Softer feel and superior strength. Stands up best against UV, moisture and abrasion.
  • Polypropylene: Light weight and not affected by moisture. Tan color to simulate the look of natural manila.
Tug of War Safety:
  • Never let participants let go of rope allowing other side to over compensate and spring backwards.
  • Stop competition as soon as last player passes win line on losing team.
  • Allow approximately 5 ft of rope for “puller” to avoid bunching up (purchase rope length accordingly).
  • Never let anyone pull unless both teams are “ready”.
  • For tug of war ropes with hand loops- never pass arms into “hand” loops. Grab loop with hands only.
  • Never let participants wrap rope around and body part to help with grip.
  • Do not exceed ½ tensile strength of rope in good condition.
  • Avoid getting manila rope wet. It is susceptible to dry rot which will cause rope to weaken and break. It also loses 1/3 of rope’s strength when used wet. Keep in dry and cool storage. Dry out completely before storing. Any degradation and/or cut strands replace immediately. Rope are relatively inexpensive and can be replaced easily.
  • Supervision is needed to ensure a safe completion and play area. Use common sense and limits.
  • Inspect rope before and after each use.
  • Not to be used other than intended.
USE AND HANDLING:  Provide safe play area at and around competition area. Includes soft non-abrasive surfaces free from dangerous debris or obstacle. Do not pull over dangerous terrain, etc. Be sure there is ample space behind each team side to accommodate 1/2 the rope length plus plenty of space for a potential backward thrust. If in a gym or indoors provide wall mats in back of teams.
MAINTENANCE NOTE:  To avoid rope strands being pulled out of the rope at splice areas we strongly suggest covering and reinforcing this area with a heavy duty tape. If strands do come out, simply twist strand together and reinsert the strand into the rope by following the weave as noted in other splices. Do NOT exceed ½ tensile strength of rope in good condition. Avoid getting manila rope wet and inspect for mildew and/or dry rot, if used outdoors, before each use. Discard if detected.

Rope Tensile Strength (Breaking)

Dia. Cir. Manila Polypropylene Dacron
3/4″ 2.25″ 4800 8500 8400
1″ 3″ 8100 18228 17916
1.5″ 4.5″ 16650 33840 38420
2″ 6″ 30000 62824 65492

Note: Safe Working Load is 20% of tensile strength of any rope in good condition. Avoid getting manila wet and inspect for mildew/dry rot if used outdoors before each use.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Rope Material

Natural Manila Rope, White Poly Dacron Rope, Black Poly Dacron Rope, Tan Poly Dacron Rope, Tan Polypropylene

Rope Diameter

1.25in, 1.5in, 2in

Rope Length

50ft, 75ft, 100ft

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