Ian A.wrote a review of Blue Water Lightning Pro DD 9.7mm Climbing Rope on September 19, 2012
For over a year I have been beating on this rope and it shows no signs of wearing out. From marathon sport climbing days to sharp rocks and edges in the alpine this has been my go-to cord for all my climbing endeavors. The rope has excellent handling and over time it retains its "out of the box" feel. It feeds very well through many different belay devices (ATC, Gri Gri, Cinch) and the sheath has a way of keeping dirt and debris from collecting. I will continue to use the Lightning throughout next season and I predict it has at least another full season of use left in it if not more.
Fore reference, I usually wear out other brand's ropes in about 6-8 months.