OLDS-Overhead Lowering...

Discussion in 'Rigging and Roping' started by Tom Dunlap, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. southsoundtree

    southsoundtree Well-Known Member

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    With short sections of rope in the system from BS to the load, a person might consider a stretchy rope, True Blue, Three-strand, PolyDyne/ Dynasorb. Especially if negative-blocking.

    If you have a top-anchored BS (not negative-blocking) you can set it higher than necessary to incorporate more rope length into the system, for increased energy-absorbing stretch.
     
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    sean, when i use a porty in the tree it isn't far from reach and i have become adapt at flipping off excess wraps
     
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    Do they go into tree rage when you flip them off, or do you do it when they're not looking?
     
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    He, he, he....
     
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    The shape of the BMS BS might be easier to manipulate the rope remotely. Sometimes, I'm a good way away. If I'm rigging another piece from the same height, I just rig it midline, rather than advancing the rope all the way to the end, unnecessarily. With the BS's symmetry, you can do that.
     
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    grabbed the image off FB
    just heads up
     

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    I got the original version from BMS
     
  8. Tom Dunlap

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    Me too!

    I brought it to work for a few days ofnremovals. Made a couple of converts over from using a block and bollard

    Tomorrow I'll be helping another coworker with a removalnusing the OLDS
     
  9. Tom Dunlap

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    Interesting to see this old thread...started in 2010 after I'd been using the BS for a few years.

    Then I read down to a post where I said something about not being able to capitalize on the idea I shared

    Ironic
     
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    LoL... it's their cart software. They just put a ridiculous price on stuff when it's out of stock, so people won't put it in their shopping cart and then whine that they didn't know it was out of stock.
     
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    Treestuff should get that hint..
     
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    Is that the same material the RR2 and the Akimbo are made from Tom? :lol:
     
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