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Got a recommendation for rigging ropes?

I'm a relatively young freelance ME/TD (late 20s) and I'm in the market. I've been struggling to get a specific opinion and all the suppliers have WAY too many options. Even sorting by "entertainment" on Samson's site leaves 12 options. I've also seen people recommend arborist ropes, so I'm really not sure which way to go.

Looking for a general purpose hauling line that I can use for hauling lights to and from a catwalk as well as pulling points. My thought is 5/8 inch but I've heard 3/4 inch can be easier on the hands (but it'll cost more).

I'm also curious what you use for snub lines? I want to buy a decent length of 1/2 inch (25-30 feet) and cut it in half/thirds to practice both whipping one end and making an eye splice out of the other.

Thanks in advance for the advice!

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Thanks for the response!

I hope you don't mind me clarifying with a product link/follow up question? Is this what you're referring to? https://www.samsonrope.com/entertainment/stable-braid---coated

They also have "stable-braid---uncoated" and "stable-braid---black" if you look here which I THINK just refers to the color(?) But i'd love to be sure.

Thanks again!

EDIT: Oh! And for length... Grid height plus 20' is probably more than enough I'd imagine? (Really, thanks for all your help)