It's about seven-tenths as long as The Wingspan of a 747
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.7120 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 1.40 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 11.20 ropes. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 1,360,000 ropes before refueling.
It's about two-thirds as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 1.60 times 8 ropes.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 12 ropes. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 8 ropes is 1.77780 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.562490 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 4.50 ropes. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about half as tall as The Statue of Liberty
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.52440 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 1.9070 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 15.250 ropes including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about half as tall as Big Ben
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.510 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 2 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 16 ropes. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about half as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.4640 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 2.160 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 17.20 ropes (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 17.30 ropes, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about two-fifths as long as a Football field
In other words, 8 ropes is 0.4444440 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 2.250 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 18 ropes from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 1.50 ropes farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.