All of our water ski ropes are handmade in the USA with the highest-quality PolyproMAX yarn. As skiers progress or grow out of our 12m 5mm Youth rope, they graduate into our lighter weight 8mm slalom rope designed for G2, B2 & Women 6 and above divisions. This rope is a mid rope for skiers not quite large enough to handle the full 10mm slalom rope. The weight of the 10mm rope can be too much for the smaller skier, pulling them off edge and sagging in the water at longer line lengths. Each rope is hand braided and pre-stretched to ensure maximum performance. Please allow approximately 1 week for production for this reason.
Shortenings through 10.75m (39.5' off)
Lightweight 8mm PolyproMAX Rope
Handmade in USA
This rope is primarily designed for the lightweight skier that is starting to run deeper shortline or is feeling the lighter weight rope is too stretchy. This is a good step up rope from the light weight rope without going to the full size 10mm rope.
AWSA Rules for Youth Ropes
Optional: Two Light weight lines may be used as described below:
1. 8mm (ML 10.75M Mid-Rope) (IWWF Lighter Line), 499 kg (1100 lbs.) minimum breaking load. (For information only, diameter approx. 8mm/5/16”) May be used in AWSA Classes E/C/F in B 1-3, G 1-4, W6 and above only.
IWWF Classes L/R in B/G 1-3 (U-14 and below) only per IWWF Rule 5.09.
2. 5mm (ML 12M Youth Rope), 363 kg (800 lbs.) Minimum breaking load. Not to exceed 35 off (12m) (For information only, diameter approx. 5mm/3/16”) May be used in AWSA Classes E/C/F in B1-2/G 1-3 only. Can NOT be used in IWWF Classes L/R.