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  1. [ame] [/ame] If you click on the youtube link above - it will take you to one of Richard Mumford's excellent ideas videos; within the comments of that video I've (gillettemarc3) posted an idea. Has anyone else considered/developed this 'Bridge Lanyard Loop'? 'Always loved your vids Richard - thank you. I'm going to try out all these ideas. I have one other - your adjustable rope bridge could almost be taken a couple of steps further to make it also an adjustable lanyard in itself. Either by putting a small carabiner/connector where the termination knot is on your bridge plate, or by putting a biner/connector on the opposite (tail) end of your rope - then you could bring that tail end round a trunk/branch and (possibly) through another roll n lock/rope grab/adjuster connected back to the original plate the rope started from (to form a complete rope loop circling the branch/trunk - connection point to connection point). Or you could thread the tail of your bridge through a connector on your D ring, round the trunk, back to your opposite D ring - then possibly back to the starting rigging plate (though that is almost getting back to original lanyard rigging points - side D's). The only reason I'm thinking of this is because I use a flipline - when sometimes all I need is a rope lanyard. To minimise gear - if I'm making an adjustable rope bridge anyway - it might only be another couple of steps to make it into a rope lanyard. Just putting the idea out there for anyone to dismiss/modify. One possible need for this (apart from removing flipline from saddle when it is not needed) is when you are pruning small trees (and don't need flipline + climbing rope so much). Also if you are near uninsulated power lines (3 phase) - you want to minimise metal conducting (flipline) components on your person. At first I thought you wouldn't be able to connect your climbing line to your bridge while you are using the tail end of your bridge as a lanyard - but why shouldn't you? - It might take some jiggery pokery with rope grabs/stoppers to make both bridge and lanyard run to full potential - but it is possible. Maybe in the future lanyard and bridge will be one rope (and consequently even reduce the need for 2 pairs of full size D rings)? - Someone tell me I'm not going completely crazy... : ) Thanks Richard! Read more Reply · Hide replies [​IMG] Richard Mumford 2 hours ago +gillettemarc3 The tail is there for a second bridge, why not a short lanyard as you suggest, I like the concept.....something to think about. Thanks Reply · [​IMG] gillettemarc3 1 hour ago +Richard Mumford Effectively the bridge and the lanyard would be occasionally/alternatively sharing a certain length of the rope (the length just beyond the normal length of the bridge - before it enters a lanyard adjuster). I currently don't have the means to test this out. It may be my only claim to fame - but it could be called the 'Brailsford Loop' (my second name) - or maybe more appropriately the 'Bridge Lanyard Loop' Ha ha - Keep up the good work! Reply · [​IMG] gillettemarc3 1 hour ago (edited) +gillettemarc3 Obviously - if you pull either the bridge or the lanyard to full possible extension on the rope - you will decrease the length of the bridge or lanyard on the opposite end of the rope; unless you applied some kind of 'stopper' or device/rope grab (that is small - quick apply/quick release) that can come up against either the lanyard adjuster or the ct roll n lock and temporary 'lock' the rope from being pulled from either end.' All criticism/ideas welcome. Thanks!


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