Rule R7 reads
An unlimited amount of rope / string, with a thickness / diameter between 1/8” (3.175mm) and 1/4”(6.35mm).
Rule R11 reads
All specific dimensions listed in this rule are intended to be ‘nominal’ references
Rule R22 reads
Physical modifications, such as bending or cutting, of legal metal structure or plastic components are permitted. d. Fusing / melting the end of legal nylon rope / string (see <R7e>) to prevent fraying is permitted.
At the last event my teams attended I noticed some teams have purchased 1/8" paracord and pulled the internal stings out of the paracord essentially changing the diameter of the cord. As rule R11 states that specific dimensions are intended to be nominal references, does this modification fit Rule 22 as a physical modification making it permissible or is the modification an violation of rule R7 as the diameter no longer meets the required minimum diameter?