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    A Chunk of Metal With Some Holes

    After some testing, instead of making, I found that the six hole version does need a stopper, although it does make untying easier after being loaded. The v groove didn’t work as effectively as I wanted, it needed the hitch to provide friction also, it did separate the stoppers which is nice.
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    Double rope bridge

    Teufelberger has splicing instructions, why not sewing instructions for the bridges. Are their current recommendations based on concerns of safety, or on greed?
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    A Chunk of Metal With Some Holes

    Hey Phil, sorry for the confusion, there is a lot going on in my pictures. Here is a plain 4-2 VT for a less cluttered view of the concept. As Mowerr explained the two rings are for the Sticht Hitch.
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    A Chunk of Metal With Some Holes

    The difference in price between a four foot length of hitch cord and what is charged for a sewn or spliced cord is one reason. Another is the length of the legs can be adjusted, which can fine tune a finicky Hitch like the VT. With the slot idea, the ideal length for the hitched used, and the...
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    Double rope bridge

    Teufelberger says the 5000 is weaker with thinner cover, but they don’t say by how much, or if it’s good enough, though not as good.
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    A Chunk of Metal With Some Holes

    Mr. Merritt’s idea greatly improves it!
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    A Chunk of Metal With Some Holes

    Nice idea, makes it much easier to make, and use without having to tie the stoppers each time. I made another six hole version with a v groove to possibly generate friction while descending. Needs more testing and to see if the plate could also act as a shock absorber. The rigging ring is...
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    Friction device

    I think I’ve seen stuff from here on there, but comments that are different than the nature of the topic usually follow, doesn’t appear to be much mellowing with time.
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    Double rope bridge

    It’s too tight if you can’t force them into the hole. The buddied up stopper knots are a nice compact way to go.
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    Double rope bridge

    The Viper cord has the potential to be problematic for a bridge because the cover is half Technora. In the past Technora cored bridges have broken due to the hidden ring wear concentrating in the center of the bridge, and from the small bend radius, and Technora is self abrading. The core of...
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    Climbstuff Calls it Quits

    I guess global domination of therock climbing gear market is no longer in the cards.
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    Show off them splices

    That sure sounds familiar! This is the spool from my procurement.
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    Show off them splices

    Nice job, Ry, nice gradual taper! I’m out of the Reep business, completely sold out finally. I was going to keep the odd length that was left, but ended up selling that also. It looks like it might be the red version of Reep, last I looked Gap no longer was carrying the 10mm anymore. I’m...
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    A Chunk of Metal With Some Holes

    An overhand knot for testing, might be all that’s needed with the sharp bend. Yes, Petzl’s, and this is.....?
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    A Chunk of Metal With Some Holes

    The next version, a little bigger with two more holes. The hitch cord captures the carabiner now. The extra holes provide sharp bends that cause enough friction to take weight off of the stopper knots, making them very easy to untie now. As a result there is less lengthening of the legs, like...
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