Introducing the Wrist Rocket Ascender.

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  1. yoyoman

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    Introducing the Wrist Rocket Ascender.

     
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    Super nice Richard. I like the adaptation from archery mechanical releases.
     
  3. Steve Connally

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    When does it come out?
     
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    Are you going to have a left handed version?

    The leash reminds me of the ones I have for my ice climbing tools
     
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    Its interesting about going numb when going to bed. I will lose feeling in my arms withing minutes some nights and I am dead sure it is the reason for having such bad sleep at night. Nerve damage is a son-of-a! One thing I wish I had when I started climbing is the climbing tech of today, and the fore thought to stretch more and not treat my body like an amusement park.....

    Richard what is the rating of the loop? I think it could really lend itself to be useful for rescue on single rope ( with the method I use).
     
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    hmmm... How about a strap from the wrist down to the elbow to give more force?
     
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    I have always had some degree of this. It's gotten much worse. At times when sleeping on my chest both arms go out, dead asleep pins and needles barely functional and I have to flop around like a fish to get the feeling back in them.
     
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    Ditto. Going SRT reduced it but not completely
     
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    Wow, you guys are talking about some scary side effects of work to live with. You don't have to live with them IMO.

    Nerves are pinched by muscles being perpetually too tight and joints out of proper working alignment. All that can be reset by doing simple movements/'stretches'. Somatics, by Thomas Hanna has all the info. Or website, essentialsomatics, by Martha Peterson.

    Sorry for the derail. Looks like a cool tool.
     
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    Santa Mumford just filled my wish list for two Wrist Rockets. One for me and one for a special friend

    I wonder if/when a leftie version will be available

    Use "wrist" code to save 15% before the code expires

    @yoyoman
     
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    Ok, so call me old fashioned but how dos this work any better than just using a handled ascender with a lower tie in hole? I would think that being attached to the ascender with a strap would be somewhat dangerous. This type of strap has been used by weightlifters for a long time. It is a well known fact that this type of strap puts undue stress on the wrist and can lead to wrist problems. Using a handled ascender with a chunky hangrip that is easy to grab onto is going to be much better in the long run, and most likely much safer than being attached at the wrist to an ascender. I undertand that gripping a small rope all day can be hard on joints, but no more so than stressing the joints by pulling your weight.
     
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    Weightlifters are probably putting more strain on themselves. A guess.





    @pctree, the climber mentioned Robby having some electric massager (insert joke here). Do you know about this?
     
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    Yes, I would absolutely agree with this comment but still, pulling ones weight over time is not going to be good on the wrists. A good grip is and should be the best way to go. This product simply does not give a clear advantage over a regular handled ascender with a nice, chunky grip on it.
     
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    Interesting point

    What handled ascender do you prefer?

    Do you build up the handle with tape and foam to get a better formed handle?

    Pictures?
     
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    IS it on his site yet? Didn’t see it yesterday.
     
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    Works on either hand.
     
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    Yep, it's there. Gotta get to the shop button until I figure out how to fix my web site.
     
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    Enter @Bull7775 at checkout to receive your 30% surcharge.;) Weight lifters and gymnasts are so misguided.
     
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    It is very strong Dyneema but not a rated stitch.
     
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    And here's another thought, if one were to pass out on ascent, it will keep you upright or could be used in rescue to right a victim.
     
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