Our patrol uses polypro tail ropes on our sleds. The ropes won't lay out flat, they are always getting tangled when unwinding, and they are a real pain to wind and stash. The experienced patrollers insist that this is the best kind of rope for the job. But having climbed rock and ice since I was a kid, and having a lot of experience with dry kernmantle ropes, I am not convinced that a climbing rope would not be a better solution. Any ideas on this? What does your patrol use for a tail rope? (I know many patrols don't use tail ropes, but that's a debate for a different thread).
Thanks for your input.