Recent content by Samsquanch

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    The splicing wand and the amazing snare

    I honestly didn't have the money for one so I got a length of 5mm aluminium rod, rounded off the end, filed a notch and drilled a hole. Used a strand out of a bit of beeline for the snair. Works great
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    Show off them splices

    Frog system, foot loop to hand ascender to bridge attachment with croll chest ascender
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    Show off them splices

    new bits from the latest order, have modified the splices on the frog system since that pic.
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    Meindl airstreams are the go to standard here, love mine, comfortable from the first day to now. Last pretty decently but don't have some of the whizz bang features of some of the other brands but comfort wise, haven't heard of anything better.
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    Best saddle for Women

    Yeh setting up rigging and hanging a 46 off me for blocking down has me grabbing my tool clips and yanking my harness up allot. I'll have a look, putting in a HB order soon, cheers.
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    Climbing/PPE Gear for Small Bodies

    For helmet the kask hp works for me, pants, I love my zero's, clogged make a women's cut version.
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    Best saddle for Women

    Love my tree motion! Tried a couple like the ergovation and petzl sequoia which either didn't sit on my hips well or dug into my ribs pretty badly, the tree motion still kinda presses against my hips and I have to pull it up when climbing every now and then but overall it's been the best.
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    Show off them splices

    Some more bit's and bops, kernmantle lanyard, big ultra sling for work rigging and a super long eye to eye for a work mate
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    Show off them splices

    Well on my main line I had done some abrasion damage on the factory spliced end early on learning so I spliced the other end and climb off that now, I decided to cut off the Yale splice to milk my rope this weekend and cut it open to see what they're doing. Can't remember what their instructions...
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    What does "Rated" mean?

    This^^^, coming from an engineering background, something being "rated" means some listing company, manufacturer or some party has certified through repeatable specified testing that "this will will do this when you do this" if you're concerned about the supposed rating on a piece of gear I'd...
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    Show off them splices

    Mainly seeing where I can get a good whip in that'll capture the most strands that won't bend every sail needle in my draw, a friend at work has shown me some stuff discussing the necessity of whipping double braid splices. Seems like loose splices like Yale in house splices would be more...
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    Show off them splices

    Much appreciated, I love tree work, I'm enjoying every aspect of arboriculture I come across thus far and I'm dying to learn more.
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    lurking women, care to introduce yourselves?

    Hi all, I'm Samantha, I've been climbing as an aborist trainee for 8ish months, I feel like I've come a long way from working in a call centre before hand, I climb nearly every day, recently won the womens student division of the VTIO annual climbing competition. I've gotten into splicing which...
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    Show off them splices

    flipline i did for a friend at work, came out well my tie in hand ascended to foot loop for another work friend re-whipped my main line, experimenting on location of the whip re-spliced a work friends climbing line after he cut the splice off with a 201t, despite being a used rope...