In a recent post, Tom suggested throwing away fuzzy ropes: http://canyoncollective.com/threads/worn-out-ropes.25295/ Last year, he pronounced a similarly fuzzy rope well-used, but definitely still usable: http://canyoncollective.com/threads/toms-diatribe-about-ropes-march-2017-edition.24510/#post-104368 I've looked reasonably hard at the two photos and see virtually no difference between the usable one and the throw-away one. Can anyone enlighten me? Is there a difference? Or did you change your mind, Tom? To be sure, on last year's fuzzy rope you suggested you would use it "without concern, at least for short rappels." So perhaps fuzzy ropes could be used with judgment on shorter rappels or those with less abrasion? Bootboy suggested he raps on ropes that fuzzy. I do too. Ropes fuzz up pretty quickly in my experience. I feel like I might need a new rope every fifteen or twenty raps (say, 80-foot raps with a group of 6) if I start using fuzziness as a throw-away criteria. I had always been taught to look for more than fuzziness. Views on this issue?