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  1. I would say they are a bit of an overkill for a re-direct. I do like them as a base anchor due to the shock absorbing properties.
  2. Nice one mate, if you do as the others said and set one sling each side up higher - and you are worried about them slipping then just cut them into the tree so they cant slip. Makes for a more predictable load. Well done nonetheless.
  3. Had that happen a few times myself. If you shorten the cord through the retrieval ball till its just big enough to slip over itself it should reduce the likelihood of this happening.
  4. Howdy all. Just thought I would throw this out there. I would like to know what set-ups people are using for long SRT ascents. Most ascents I make are 35m plus up to 60 - 70m regularly. I use a typical chest croll/hand ascender/pantin setup for access, dragging my climbing line with me and change to double rope to work the tree. I have no plans to change to SRT for working the tree, my hands and arms are too buckled to haul 1:1 around the tree even with a pantin. Yes I know you can go 3:1 for limb walks and what not Lately I have really been starting to question the wisdom of this ascent method, and it freaks me out what would happen if I dropped my descender (Rig) during a changeover whilst been hammered by bees or similar while ascending. I guess my question is this: Is the unicender and/or ropewrench smooth and efficient for long ascents?
  5. Hi, a current employee of mine is moving back to the UK in a month to work/study. He will be based in the southwest of England. This guy is a fantastic worker, learns quickly and I have no doubt will make an excellent climber one day. If anyone is looking for a groundy part or fulltime then please post your details here and I will put him in touch. Also does anyone know if Australian quals are recognised in UK or can be credited towards UK arb certs? Cheers, Brown
  6. browncow

    The Tree Killer

    That's a mad bit of kit
  7. Hi, There were two trees and it took the better part of the day to do them both. They were around 35m I suppose. Would have been a piece of piss if the bloody powerlines wern't right there ;-)
  8. Can't stand the long tree gaffs. You just got to spike the ridges of the pine trees bark:001_tongue: And when ya slip you bloody your knuckles
  9. Yes Imori has a lot of stretch in my opinion. I don't notice it too much when climbing ddrt but certainly if climbing srt for access it is way to stretchy for my liking.
  10. Man reading all this about loler and inspections makes me so glad i live in Australia. We inspect our own kit before we climb, while we climb and any other time we feel like it. More experienced climbers help out less experienced. This loler crap must drive you guys nuts?
  11. deemed 'not fit for purpose' by who? and for what purpose? I know they are not a descender but rather a belay device and as a lanyard adjuster they are awesome and cheap compared to a positioner.
  12. For me and most its spliced eyes. Sewn eyes are more prone to jam in tight branch forks. Also spliced eyes can be done yourself (with a bit of practice) but not so with sewn eyes.

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