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Old 02-04-09   #1 (permalink)
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pulley system VS prussik system

hi there guys im a student studying arboriculture at morten morrel college,our lecture has asked us to produce a major project on something that intreasts us in arb and i have choosen

pulley vs prussik

i was wandering if you guys have any say bin this wat pros and cons you have come across using these systems and wat you prefer

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Re: pulley system VS prussik system

I use a hitch climbers pulley on a VT, works superbly, when branch walking then get the other end of the rope, and fit another hitch climber and VT, bit of double ropping, or V rigging, OOOOHHH suits me sir
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Re: pulley system VS prussik system

never used a vt...think I am the only one left.
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Re: pulley system VS prussik system

do not use either
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Re: pulley system VS prussik system

lock jack all the waaaaaaay!
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Re: pulley system VS prussik system

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lock jack all the waaaaaaay!
Use a rope guide with it as well mate and you'll never look back!!
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Re: pulley system VS prussik system

Distel with really short legs at the moment! Micro pulley in between the legs. VT great also. Blakes hitch is a cracking friction hitch, but once i had climbed with a micro pulley and an eye-to eye friction hitch their was no going back. When i occassionally use the othere end of my rope for double-crotching i wander how the hell i used to pull that blakes around after me all day when the micro pulley does it all for you! Gotta move with the times and take advantage of new ideas and developments imo, but there are people who don't and won't. I work with some guys who still use prussik loops and 2 ends of the rope and do not carry a lanyard. Each to their own i suppose!
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Blakes hitch is a cracking friction hitch, but once i had climbed with a micro pulley and an eye-to eye friction hitch their was no going back.

see lewis, eye to eye friction hitches are the way forwardit weren't a waste of money!!
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Re: pulley system VS prussik system

Depends on the job at hand....................

Id recommend starting on a blakes or a prussic if your new to the game. Once your gaining confidence and have done a few jobs then think about moving on to the more "advanced" systems. Took awhile for the penny to drop but i now love working off a VT and Hitchclimber. Theres a few instances where id stick with a blakes, somthing horrible like a tall individual lallandi .................but yeah im now leaning more in favour of pulleys "hand over hand" is the way to go
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.....................there some funny assignments at these colleges, personally i think that time would be better spent doing somthing practical i.e practicing climbing/rigging etc (IMO )
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