Tanner Tomlinson uses The Frio rope, a collaboration between him and master rope maker Guy Alford that came out last fall. Since then Tomlinson, who won the 2022 NFR Average Title, continues to find success. Midway through August, he finds himself ranked #6 in the PRCA standings.
“I’ve always liked a lighter rope, but it was hard to find one with good weight, good tip weight and would stay open,” Tomlinson says. “With The Frio, you can run to the hip, it’s real snappy, stays on the horn good, and stays open good. It has enough tip weight to get there.”
Seven-time NFR qualifier Coleman Proctor says there's something that sets Lone Star ropes apart from the rest.
“The game changer is how Lone Star makes their string,” says Proctor, who uses The Fever. “The string. That’s huge. It’s quality control from the floor up. They’re making the string not only for each twist of the nylon, but for the core also.”
Proctor his weapon of choice, is not only the fastest rope he’s used, it’s also smooth and reliable. Since the day he first picked one up, he’s never thought about using any other rope.
“The Fever has been the fastest, smoothest, most consistent head rope I’ve used in my life. I don’t know how Guy Alford designed this rope to never slide on the horn if you don’t want it to. From my first Lone Star rope to the one I use today, The Fever has been the absolute pinnacle of consistency.”
Patrick Smith, who returned in 2022 to the NFR for the 13th time with partner Tomlinson, says Lone Star’s attention to detail also sets the company apart.
“Nobody understands how much detail goes into all the ropes,” says Smith, who worked with Alford on developing The Thunderbird. “We literally went back and forth on how about how the core is twisted - whether it’s individually with the strands of the rope or the strands were twisted first and then added.”
Dustin Egusquiza, who is currently #1 in the PRCA standings, says the Helix’s unique engineering and multi-directional, double-twisted core provide the perfect balance.
“The Helix has a smooth, fast feel, which I love,” he says. “But it also stays open when reaching.”