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what line do you use for footlocking? do you use a seperate line or do you footlock with your work line?

ive recently started foorlocking with some new velocity and its the best ive footlocked with so far, i'll be interested to see if its as good after the tackyness has worn off

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I've been using that static rope from Nod which is pretty good but will use my work line which is Blaze if I have to :)

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i like a seperate line on pruning jobs, but for dismantles it just gets in the way. I'll climb and footlock on either blaze or velocity. Velocity definetly has the edge for footlocking, and i'm starting to develop a taste for climbing on it too.

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I FL with my fly, blaze or PI. Our standard German protocol was a line for entry, a line for work.

 

Beddes and a few of his coworkers has dyneema static lines for entry that cost almost $400US. I would cry like a beeotch if I cut it.

 

Plus, I am just a hobby guy skimmin the cream nowadays.

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http://w01-0504.web.dircon.net/acatalog/mammut_srt_low_stretch_rope.html

 

Hi, give this a try. I currently climb on the Beal Antipodes 10mm which Hitch And Hike sell however this is cheaper. Elongation is not as good as the more expensive ropes but if you are not a competition climber the slight amount of stretch should not bother you too much.

 

Ths rope accepts all forms of mechanical device as most of them are designed for caving or climbing anyway. You can also use the spare rope from a 200m reel (you should have plenty) to do some light rigging or split it like I did.

 

One slight issue is that the ropes come with a waxy coating to protect them from all the mud and water in caves. This will come off eventually, until that happens decent gloves make it easier to grip.

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how do you find that line for storage? i looked at that a few years back and i have something similar from marlow which i use for speedling. it serves the purpose fine but its a real stiff rope to coil or do anything neatly with

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