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hahaha, I think it may be a little impractical for tree work, unless you can hover with no hands on the controls :)

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Myself and Tony Tresselt were the in tree techs for the Footlock event at ITCC this year. We kept a log of the ropes used and found that Velocity was the most popular hands down. Velocity had about 65% of the climbers using it with KM III running a very distant second. Of coarse after Mr. Chisholm set the world record on the KM III it picked up in popularity, his entire group used his line.

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I use 11mm PI - Hi-V - on ddrt - and do a footlock single and double but can not get off the ground yet - still using a loop for the first 5 ro 8 foot.

 

i am still working on this

 

I would time out on the comp.

 

 

us old ladies need a breather now and then

jz

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January 2008 in florida

 

i have been practicing for the work climb and doing well

 

have a few climbers that have been helping me

 

i have to now figure out the lenght of my footlocking rope

 

cheer for me i am up against Miss Kathy Holzer

 

jz

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footlocked on a rope that had been stitched together at a comp on the wknd-you wouldnt believe how much easier it was. both sides gently stitched together so that the ropes didnt splay apart from each other. think it was velocity

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when i've needed to footlockjust used the normal line 12 mm x-perience

dont see the need for any extra cost, as when footlockin ' I aint wearin spikes ' , if the rope gets any muckier off my boots, then i bang it in the washing machine but in most cases it gets grubbier from the bark syc's etc.

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