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Ashley-Middleton

Best Hand Ascender?

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Looking for a hand Ascender to make ropewalks a bit more comfortable/ergonomic and a little faster. Have been using a petzl hand Ascender recently but looking to get my own. What do you think is best. Looking at the ct and Kong I think. 

 

Ropewalking with a BDB, chest harness, ct foot Ascender and ct knee Ascender. 

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3 minutes ago, Mark Wileman said:

I'd like to see how many gadgets you have strapped to you in your profile pic 😂

They aren’t strapped to me, they are all strapped to the dog. He was practicing his rescue techniques.

 

Anyway, Ashley isn’t allowed any more fancy toys until he’s spent another decade climbing DRT on a Blake’s hitch.

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do you need a hand assecender  with a knee acssender ?  never tried one , happy enough  to let the legs do the work.

i used a petzl one which was fine, although the little kong one looks good.

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17 hours ago, carlos said:

do you need a hand assecender  with a knee acssender ?  never tried one , happy enough  to let the legs do the work.

i used a petzl one which was fine, although the little kong one looks good.

I thought that initially but after trying one I found it brilliant. Maybe I don't have the best ropewalking technique, but I find I get an awkward strain in my arms from gripping the rope to keep my body upright. Using the hand Ascender made it so much easier to remain upright. Plus it's useful to create a quick 3 to 1. 

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