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Old 27-02-12   #791 (permalink)
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Like the set up Ian. Would putting a revolver crab in instead of the ring work quicker? I'm thinking bend radius with the revolver, & cant remember if it's a 3 way locking crab as this will be used for TIP. Can you see any prob's with this as once in the tree I am not a fan of base tie off too from reading a previous post (yours I think) which made alot of scene to me.
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I think it's called maxim tech cord, but I spoke to honey bros today and they dont stock it and I can't find anyone in the uk that does, I've just ordered some 5mm Beal accessory cord to try.
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Re: Rope Wrench feedback

Hi Danavan,

It can be a PITA from time to time, it is a 3way crab I'm sure some stein beeline eye to eye would do the trick. Base anchors are great but i use PPE rated kit and a back up so two separate strops and 2 connections to the line. Keeping in line with safety and all that.
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Any old tat will do Paul.
I thought it had to be a certain strength? 500kg or something?
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That's it I'm converted, had my first go on a RW today on a oak reduction, did one quarter on my SJ then after a quick coffee break setup the RW and took it for a spin, and I'm not going back it was awesome, messed about abit with the length of the lanyard and got it working well,
also played with a few redirects and installed a RADS system with a kong duck and micro pulley but soon gave that up as I found it easier to just come back in normally, just need to tinker about with ascending and TIP methods and there'll be no stopping me haha
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Hey Ian,

I used it in my TIP today & found out while messing about with different set ups that side loading of the crab can become an issue in some situations, so looks like ring set up & PITA now & then is the way to go for now.
Cheers for the info about strops & connectors as back up too.
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Any old tat with a bit of strength. Old prussik cord or similar would do. Didnt quite mean bailing twine.
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Hopefully ive managed to post a photo of my Spiderjack/ropewrench set up. After a bit of trial and error i have found that this set up works for me. i have not had any issues with the RW interfering with the SJ and its easy to switch back to Ddrt. Very useful bit of kit thanks to Kevin
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Like the set up Ian. Would putting a revolver crab in instead of the ring work quicker? I'm thinking bend radius with the revolver, & cant remember if it's a 3 way locking crab as this will be used for TIP. Can you see any prob's with this as once in the tree I am not a fan of base tie off too from reading a previous post (yours I think) which made alot of scene to me.
I think that you wouldn't use a carab/revoler as it will side load, especially on larger stems... just my thoughts
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I think that you wouldn't use a carab/revoler as it will side load, especially on larger stems... just my thoughts
What about a Maillon or something similar. I'm just thinking of alternatives to feeding all the tail through the alpine butterfly.
The Maillon would be attached to the butterfly and the tail dropped into it before screwing it closed.
It would be strong enough with no side loading issues. Cheap option too.
What do you guys think.
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