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.
Rope Tensile Strength (Breaking)
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.