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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Samson Velocity - good if you like 11mm lines

This stuff is pretty waxy, as mentioned. I take a little extra time to set the knots. It works great as a tail for tying a friction hitch like a Blake's to a 1/2" line. Because smaller diameter tied to larger gives you a better hold, in most cases.



Velocity is also very visible.



I am just not a fan of 11mm lines, because most of my climbing is done without mechanical ascenders. I like a fatter rope, it feels better in your hand. I have to work harder to hold onto a narrower rope, and so only in a mech ascender scenario would that not make a difference.



Even when using as a tail in a dynamic climbing system, I get bummed by the fact that my "Y" has a narrow side.

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