Tug of War has been around for hundreds of years, it went from an Olympic sport to being used as entertainment at business picnics. It is used in just about every schools field day across the country and for most people it is taken for granted. What you may not know is that tug of war can be very dangerous. If someone wraps the rope around their hands to get a better grip on the rope their hands could be pulled off. Sound crazy but there are reports of this happening. Also if the rope ever breaks internal injury could result if the rope hits one of the participants.
There is a new style rope out there that helps keep tug of war safe. That rope is the Powerpull ®tug of war rope. The Powerpull® ropes are made from high quality durable webbing that can withstand over 5,000 lbs. of force. Each rope also has 2 loop handles every 28″ along the rope. These handles are sewn in and can also withstand over 5,000 lbs. of force. Since these are made out of such strong material you do not have to worry about them breaking. This takes out the risk of internal injury from the rope breaking. They also have individual handles separated at a good distance for each participant. This takes out the risk of someone wrapping the rope around their hands for a better grip which could result in some pretty bad hand and arm accidents.
Powerpull® tug of war ropes come in a few different sizes and configurations there is the 39′ with 20 hand loops, 48′ with 28 hand loops, and the 58′ with 36 hand loops. You can also get a 4-way tug of war rope with each leg having 5 sets of hand loops. And if you need more of an Olympic strength tug of war rope you can get the Powerpull® Olympic Pro tug of war rope that test at 20,000 lb pull test on the line and 10,000 pull test on the loops. That is some serious strength! Powerpull® products are made in the United States which is always a nice thing.
If you need a new tug of war rope I would highly suggest the Powerpull® line of tug of war ropes. You won’t have to worry about the major injuries that could put a damper on your fun day. For more information and pricing on the Powerpull® go to www.morleyathletic.com.
Morley Athletic Supply Company Inc. has been in business since 1931. As a fourth generation family member involved in the company, team sports is more than a job it’s an obsession. With thousands of new products being developed and marketed every year it is important to keep coaches and players updated on what’s new for their sport. I write articles to provide them with this information.