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Samson "Velocity" (11mm)

 
4.7 (4)

Velocity_rope


User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.7
Type of Use 
 
3.5  (4)
Frequency of Use 
 
3.5  (4)
Durability 
 
4.8  (4)
Ease of Use 
 
4.5  (4)
Safety 
 
4.8  (4)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Type of Use 
 
4.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Great rope - use it for long lanyards.

great lightweight rope. I use it for long lanyards in a doubled rope configuration. I've climbed on it srt (srs) and it's good but small for my tastes (I prefer a thicker 11.7-12mm line for a main climb line). It splices easy similar to Yale's poison ivy, blue moon, calamine, etc. It no longer comes with the waxy coating so it's sorta the more natural feeling non-slick rope compared to Yale & New England/Teufelberger lines. For this reason it doesn't slide through re-directs as easily as other ropes but it's a good one nonetheless.

Overall rating 
 
4.7
Type of Use 
 
4.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Very strong, very light

I've been using this for about 3 years now along with a few other brands. While it was waxy when I bought it that quickly disappeared and now it feels normal. It is an amazingly supple rope and great for long treks into the forest.

I weigh close to 190lbs so blake's hitches tighten up very tight with this rope to the point where it is very slow to get out of the trees. I prefer an easier to grip rope (fatter like the poison ivy) but have not found a rope that beats this one for weight.

I've used this one multiple times is very heavy water and feel that it dries fairly quickly and sheds water easily. I really like how the blue/green blends into a canopy nicely.

I really love this rope for advanced DRT techniques that do self-tailing. Love it less for use with a Blake's hitch with or without a split tail.

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.

Overall rating 
 
4.0
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
4.0

nice and light

what can I say...its light and has average elongation. Most people comment on the tackiness of the special coating. I didn't like it until the rope got used a bit. I find the coating positive purpose is it keeps the dirt for getting into the deeper fiber. The new velocity has less of the coating. I like the overall feel of this rope, it lays nice and knots well. Milking doesn't seem to be much of an issue. It milks slightly like most 24 strands. It has a more solid, yet flexible feel compared to Poison Ivy (I like PI,also) and it works straight out of the bag. I have a few different lengths and it great for light, fast climbs. I even used it for an emergency line, while climbing on my 1/2" line.

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