1. goodaking

    goodaking Active Member

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    Yikes glad you are ok. Thanks for posting
     
  2. John_KAYS

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    They are available at SHELTERTree.com
     
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  3. Acerxharlowii

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    I'm Leary of attaching anything to the pin. I just use the side clasp as designed
     
  4. TimBr

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    @Acerxharlowii; I think these attachments of a biner to the slic pin were accidental, and not desired. It was just something of a dangerous fluke that occurred. The two individuals to whom it happened have said they need to keep a sharp eye on their setups in the future to prevent it from happening again. I would be thinking about using some kind of very small clevis instead of a non-locking biner, if it had happened to me. Probably one of those nice, nautical, stainless, spring-loaded ones.

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  5. Acerxharlowii

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    There is guy from Canada, Pete de vires, I think his name is. He sells spliced rope you can attach to your RR and your chest ascender
     
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    It is not spliced, over priced, not his idea, and does not function well. Strongly advise avoidance.


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    Tell em!
     
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  8. Acerxharlowii

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    Well there you go. Although I've heard good things too.
     
  9. Acerxharlowii

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    While using 3:1 with rope runner on a limb walk I was coming back in and it kept closing the bird. Any thoughts on how to avoid this?
     
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    It just does that. You have to set the bird by hand every pull
     
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    swingdude De' Island Buzzer

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    The original tending point is very very good. Never seen the need to change this since Jan 2014....
     
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  12. Worthaug

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    There’s a page in the manual that cautions the user about this, be very sure. I think you’ll end up using high redirects and breaking the work/ Tree into columns rather than descending pie shapes, like with moving rope systems, and find the 3:1 to be all but useless except for seriously down turning limbs... just my opinion. I haven’t used a 3:1 in a few years ...


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  13. Acerxharlowii

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  14. swingdude

    swingdude De' Island Buzzer

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    In 10 years of climbing I have never used a 3:1
     
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  15. Acerxharlowii

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    Yeah they highly don’t recommend it. Just was wondering if anyone had tricks on using 3:1 and avoiding it collapsing. Populus opinion has been to suck it up and learn to do it one handed. Lol
     
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    Hi. It is all about gaining sharp balance skills. When coming back in keep low centre of gravity taking small steps holding rope then immediately take in slack. Keep repeating this till rope angle improves then you start to get more erect. lol
     
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    Yes Reed and swing I agree
    Hey anybody have any tips for swapping out friction pins with out using pliers or vice grips and trashing the threads? I struggle with this
     
  18. swingdude

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    Use vice grips but put shoebox card in between.
     
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    If you’re swapping them out just vice grip the bollard. If you’re rotating them, crack the first one then gently wedge the plates apart and crack the second one. I’ve never needed vice grips...


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    Also, a natural crotch ponytail can be used as a 3:1. It’s the fact that the three rope parts are all parallel that causes the collapse. Hope that makes sense.


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