This rope is an Brazilian Rope with an "American style block". Some riders prefer this Brazilian style rope because the block is a flatter like an American block. These ropes pulls similar to an American rope, and generally pull down tight like an American rope to your hand. Brazilian ropes essentially pull opposite or backwards from a standard American bull rope. Thus pulling you back to center while riding. Though not proven, due to the pull direction, riders claim they experience less hang ups using these types of ropes.