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About Brocky

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  1. For a handicap, the better the climber, the more ropes they have to use.
  2. My throwing abilities are based on luck not skill, I’ll be able to throw both balls at the same time to speed things up.
  3. What variation of the helical do you use? When I first came across it, it appeared to be a double eye hitch, and was called the Penberthy. Saw in On Rope later that it was a single eye.
  4. The slipping before it grabs doesn’t suit me, kind of like Russian roulette, I’d be constantly wondering if it would grab each time. It’s not a successful combination to me if the hitch doesn’t bite reliably each time. It’s sometimes impossible to make a set length hitch cord work on certain hitches.
  5. The back view of the Sticht on the left is 8mm x 80cm on 11.7 rope, your’s should work, as long as there is enough length to adjust the ring. The four sections of cord going through the ring need to be as close as possible to help the twist keep slack from the wraps transferring to the legs. ISC’s small steel ring works great for this. The Hitch on the left shows a bow shackle replacing the ring. The small accessory cord works great with a neck, or over the shoulder tender, there is very little sit back. The short double eye straps can be used instead of a pulley for easy hand tending.
  6. Perhaps you could try a different friction hitch. The braids of the VT cause it to spread out more than other hitches. A cheaper option to the mechanicals for SRT, are a couple hitches that are fully functional on a fixed line. The one on the left is the Oval VT, a 4-2 VT, with an overhand knot replacing the second braid. The other is the Sticht Hitch, a similar construction, with a tightly constrained twist replacing the overhand. Both don’t allow the wraps to over tighten, which happens to most other hitches. Both hitches can adjust the amount of tension in the wraps by moving the carabiner, or ring up or down. Firmer rope and cords work best. The Sticht is the better due to its easier adjustability.
  7. Looks like he only has one attachment point, the possible Moving Rope system in front.
  8. It’s a very reliable device as long as you understand the concept behind it. It’s not for routine, day to day work, but won’t drop you if it is constantly loaded. It is limited on how large a branch it will go around. I came up with a work around by using a two piece adjustable, double ring friction saver with it. Static ropes work and make it easier to retrieve it with less stretching of the rope.
  9. Did you end up getting this friction hitch cord? If so, how are you liking it?
  10. Beal has the Access ropes that come in 10.5 and 11mm diameters. Also agree, probably not an issue, because shock loading shouldn't be an issue if slack in the rope is always tended.
  11. Seems like Marlow's Vega splice could be used on this rope, to give a nicer appearing splice.
  12. Brocky


    Darrin, have you tried using a double sheave pulley in your set up posted above? I was wondering if the hitch cords in the other sheave would advance it up the other hitch cord.
  13. Probably best not to burn smooth as that would leave a hard spot on the rope. If it is a pull just follow it around the rope pulling the slack out and distributing it out slowly. If it is partial strands pulled ,as treequip said, tuck the loose bits into the cover.


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