I do this with all my new rope. Takes the memory out of the rope and allows it to be coiled freely. Just make sure the driver is paying attention or you could loose a finger!CAPTKIRK said:In my younger years an old lineman showed me what he called burning in the rope. He would take a single wrap around the butt of a utility pole and tie the line to a truck. He would then feed the line keeping moderate tension(similar to slipping a line on a capstan) as the truck drove slowly away. You would then have your 600' of straight untwisted rode which you could coil as you wish. He also showed me another trick he used if he wasn't paying attention to how he fed the line. It was called the short splice.