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Barc Buster

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#9
That looks pretty awesome, and I like the break strength. It'll be interesting to see how the aluminum body holds up to the steel dog bone and shackle/slick pin long term.
 

yoyoman

Well-Known Member
#11
That looks pretty awesome, and I like the break strength. It'll be interesting to see how the aluminum body holds up to the steel dog bone and shackle/slick pin long term.
The dogbone is aluminum, the stainless steel Slic Pin mates to a flat surface on the aluminum body. Again, it looks like the original HH's but very different. If you put an aluminum biner next to the narrow and sharp edges of the hardened body of the HH it will not last long, thus the steel biner. If you put a Slic Pin shackle in a HH1 or HH2 it hangs up on the edges and is very difficult to release. Taking out the Slic pin on the HHx it is a couple easy pushes and a twist.
 
#17
Great work on the new device! I was considering buying an HH2 this year but planning to get one of these instead. Pretty much just being a rec climber these days the weight savings alone would be nice. Even though I'm not in the industry any more, all the equipment innovations in Arboriculture these days is really exciting to watch!
 
#18
Glad to see that video on the destructive testing. Interesting. I'd like to see that kind of testing on a lot of these climbing devices and hardware...

(The audio level at beginning of video almost did some destructive testing of my speakers...how do you get the audio volume to 11 when my speakers are only on 4???) :eek:
 
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