Alex S.wrote a review of Maxim Airliner 2X Dry Climbing Rope - 9.1mm on January 21, 2020
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is definitely a skinny rope and not for everyone nor every situation. I would absolutely not recommend this rope for beginners or even intermediate climbers/belayers and definitely not for top roping. The skinny diameter and super smooth handling characteristics demands expert belaying skills. For its weight and diameter, in my opinion, it is one of the most durable ropes out there. I have been climbing for about 35 years and I have owned hundreds of ropes and I climb four days a week outside on long traditional multi pitch routes with rappelling and single pitch sport on different types of rock and angles. I also would not recommend this rope for ascending with mechanical devices or heavily working steep overhanging cave routes… It’s just too skinny to grab well/easily. Hands-down, the best things about this rope is its light weight, ease of belaying and clipping and awesome sheath design...stiff enough to make it very durable. My most important advice is to be very careful when you very first unravel the rope. It comes off of a spool so you need to make sure that you unravel it as if it’s coming off that same spool. This will prevent any initial twists. Then do yourself another favor and run it through your belay device of choice a few times on the ground before you climb and always pull it through the anchor on single pitch routes to keep it from getting twisted/kinked. Out of the bag it is super cable-like stiff but it does soften up to be very manageable.
I bought the 60m in Afterburner color.
Also a shout out to my Backcountry gearhead, Emily Jenson!