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Proper maintenance of a wakeboarding rope will maximize the lifespan of the rope. The following tips will help keep a wakeboard rope in top condition.
• Store the rope out of direct sunlight because the UV rays can break down the fibers in the rope.
• Rinse the rope with fresh water after each use and wash it periodically to prevent dirt from penetrating the rope and causing weak spots.
• Alternate between two ropes and use each rope for an extended period of time before switching to the alternate. Over time wakeboard ropes stretch and rotating your ropes will prevent permanent stretch.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|