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Old 20-04-12   #1 (permalink)
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Opinion.

Just bought some new climbing gear... Not yet had a chance to give it a test run and wont for a few days...

What can I expect from Imori on a hitchclimber set up with 8mm ocean polyester eye2eye?

Bit late now if not - already bought it all

I have heard its a good combo, but any opinions welcome
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Re: Opinion.

On a VT?

I think you'll like it. Have a play with wraps and braids and it should be a really sweet set up.
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Ditto what mark says. The only problem you may have with OP is it can take a while to bed in. When it does though it's sweeet!!
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Re: Opinion.

Cheers for the replies guys - looking forward to having a go next week

Mark - I was thinking a distel on the pretext that in general I hear it locks better and requires less setting. I have read on here that you can get a VT to self tend by tying it 'scarily' but i think I would buy a LJ or SJ if I wanted that option. Im happy to tail it through for now...

Old snake - I also bought the shorter eye from yale (copious silverstreak) which was destined for my side lanyard but if the OP plays up I can swap for this and tye fishermans on my lanyard

Will post when I have had a go. Got a Euc dismantle next week so that will be its first test.

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Re: Opinion.

I found Imori milked a fair bit. Good rope though and I agree with Hadleigh, once OP beds in its lovely.
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Re: Opinion.

I think the most important job of a hitch is to grab - every time.

Self tending is a bonus, but I need a lot of rope straight below me for this to happen. My groundie tends on a long ascent if required.

Let us know how you get on with it mate. If you can have a play with it when you have some time on your hands it's better than hoping it all works ok when money is at stake and the chipper is running....
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Re: Opinion.

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I think the most important job of a hitch is to grab - every time.

Self tending is a bonus, but I need a lot of rope straight below me for this to happen. My groundie tends on a long ascent if required.

Let us know how you get on with it mate. If you can have a play with it when you have some time on your hands it's better than hoping it all works ok when money is at stake and the chipper is running....
Exactly - have used a distel before on a main line and always on a lanyard and I like the knot, doesnt seem to grab too much but always grabs enough. I wont cry if I slip a bit but nice to have trust in the gear your on.

Good idea for groundie tending slack - never had a system that allows for this before so will try this on a long ascent.

If I get enough time I will try and get out sunday for a reccy (if not Ill take a spare prussic for the Euc

Will let you all know how I get on with it
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