Tendon Master - 9,7mm Complete Shield
A slightly wider version of Tendon’s Master 9.4, the 9.7 is similarly easy to handle, lightweight and durable, thanks to the Complete Shield dry treatment and SBS technology in the sheath. Classed as a single rope, the Master’s superior manageability make it a great rope for difficult sport routes, where speed is key. We also stock the Master 9.7 in Bicolor, which means that the middle of the rope has a noticeably different pattern to the rest of it. This is super-useful when descending and aids better rope handling. The green and blue models feature a marked mid-point.
|WEIGHT PER METER||61g|
|TOTAL WEIGHT||4.88kg (80m)|
|NO. OF FALLS||9|
All Tendon ropes contain a microchip that links up to your smartphone or computer, which allows you to register your rope and provides you with all the information about it, such as the date of manufacture and specifications. Tenote also gives you advice on how to maintain your rope and updates you on any changes in the rope’s technologies.
Tendon use a special bonding process which binds the sheath and core of the rope together in the last 15mm, so they become one unit. This increases durability and longevity, and reduces slippage.
Complete Shield is Tendon’s proprietary form of rope protection. Named Nanotech Teflon Eco technology, it is a special coating made up of tiny particles which help to block out water and dirt, and resist abrasions. This coating is applied to every single fibre in the core and sheath of the rope to provide maximum protection.
SBS - Simple Braiding System
The Simple Braiding System is a special technique used in sheath braiding, where the fibres are woven individually, instead of as a pair, which is standard practice. Not only does SBS make rope more durable and abrasion-resistant, it makes it smoother and easier to handle as well.
Date of Manufacture
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6 product reviews
Nothing special (except the wet shield) And doesn’t have any of the bells and whistle ‘s. It’s a great rope at a great price and would for sure recommend it to a friend
The packaging and coiling of the factory coil is horrible. Its folded over double hank, so you cannot use the traditional 2 arm uncoiling method where you unroll it back out as the coil size is way too large almost 1 meter. The instruction page refers to the website, but the website has no additional video or information. This makes me a bit sad as the 1st uncoiling is very important as you can introduce some permanent kinks. when I uncoiled i was left with a rats nest on the ground that had to be carefully run through quickdraws to sort out.
Taken to the crag once and did a few hops on some sharp granite problems. Good feel and very comfortable to clip and fall on. Durability wise it is hard to say now,, but I think it will do quite well.
I do think its a solid rope product, just that the package coil is instructions are lacking and you may introduce permanent kinks into your brand new rope.
Light and easy to handle.
Still too early to comment on durability, but this rope does the trick and handles well enough through gri-gri and really well through atc's. Middle marker is welcomed as always. If you're going to get an 9.8, might as well go light and get this one instead.
I'd say this is a no frills rope with everything that you need but with enough thickness to keep falling without worries. It keeps clean because of the coatings and it "feels" thinner than it is. I'd buy again.