Rope Wrench - Hitch/Rope compendium.

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  1. Drewtree

    Drewtree Well-Known Member

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    I searched for something like this endlessley when I first adopted the rope wrench system and added it to my VT for my first ever SRT experience. It was awful! Hitch binding on descent was the worst. It took me a lot of trial and error and searching different combinations of Rope diameter/hitch type/hitch cord to really dial it in.

    I propose to anyone that reads this, if you have a system that works very well for you, type out what combination you use as well as your body weight. I will write out body weight categories and as you respond I'll fill them in, so that anyone searching for a combination that functions well can simply look at their body weight and see a combo that has been tried tested and true.



    145lbs - (4 up 1 down Michoacan / 8mm beeline 23-24" long. / On NE fly)

    (9.3 epicord, 4/1 micho, Samson velocity.)

    (10mm armor pruss, 3/3 vt, tach)

    155lbs - (Hh2, 6 wraps of hrc on sterling tendril)
    (3 wrap 2.5 braid VT Tachyon, Imori, +1 wrap for Kernmaster.28" spliced 10mm Armor prus)


    165lbs - (4/1 michoacan with 9.3 epicord on kernmaster)


    175lbs -


    185lbs - (Poison Ivy 11.7mm/ 5 over 3 VT / Oceans 8mm)

    (New England KM III MAX 7/16" with 4/1 Distel and 9mm ArbPro 26" or 9mm Epicord 26")

    (Yale 11.7mm AZTEC with 4/1 Distel and 10mm Ocean Polyester 28" or 10mm EpiCord 28")

    (any Yale 11.7 or Cougar or Tachyon or Escalator (any rope really) 3/ 3 VT with 9.3 mm EpiCord.)


    195lbs - (NE KM III Max 9.3 Epicord, hand spliced 31" VT 4/2.5 alternating with Michoacan 4/1 to extend life of hitch cord)

    (Cougar Blue 28" sewn 9.3 Epi 3/4VT)


    205lbs -


    220lbs - (Arbormaster( Bigfoot) 10mm AP tied at 24.5" 3x3 VT bottom cross on the tether side of the RW)

    265lbs - (Htp addiction 11mm/ 4 over 3/ 9mm arbpro)

    335lbs- (5over 1 Michocan with 8mm 30" armour prus or a 6 over 1mm armour prus 32")
     
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  2. Simpleiowaguy

    Simpleiowaguy Well-Known Member

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    This is obviously way over your max weight at 265 lbs

    Htp addiction 11mm/ 4 over 3/ 9mm arbpro.
     
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  3. flyingsquirrel25

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    That's alright mines not there either! :endesacuerdo:

    145# 4 up 1 down michawacan (sorry for the spelling) with 8mm beeline 23-24" long. On NE fly or dragon fly. Works ok on Tachyon too but is a little bindy.
    Oh and a 12" Whipple style stiff tether in the middle hole of a HC pully.

    With silk underwear.... That probably won't help how the wrench operates though. :lol:
    Great idea!
     
  4. monkeylove

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    Really? Damn I'm a fat bastard at 185#, I figured we were close in weight. Now I have to go eat something to drown my sorrow.
     
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    Sorry frank don't be down in yourself!
     
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    185#
    New England KM III MAX 7/16" with 4/1 Distel and 9mm ArbPro 26" or 9mm Epicord 26"
    Yale 11.7mm AZTEC with 4/1 Distel and 10mm Ocean Polyester 28" or 10mm EpiCord 28"
     
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  7. Worthaug

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    183# any Yale 11.7 or Cougar or Tachyon or Escalator (any rope really) 3/ 3 VT with 9.3 mm EpiCord.


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    9.3 epicord, 4/1 micho, Samson velocity.

    10mm armor pruss, 3/3 vt, tach.

    145#
     
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    Velocity


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    Thanks, homes!
     
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  11. swingdude

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    Great idea....squirrel...your are an ity bitty....145...that was my weight at 14...

    185lbs.....this will work for any yale 11.7 or any cougar

    10mm epi..10mm codeblue...10mm AP....
    28"ers
    Semn eyes

    3/3 VT....last wrap on top always staying on outside of braids.....

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    Damn you are a fat bastard too...need to move up to 10mm like me...
     
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    I see a pattern with my failures. At 185 I keep trying to use 8mm cord on 11.7's and Vortex.
     
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    I already told you last night, don't tell me how to be.


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    I will never support sewn eyes. 29" spliced i2i's


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    Just an itty bitty suggestion for my girl...
     
  17. Worthaug

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    Ohhhhhh! Ok..... NO!


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    Seen eyes.... are they a new style...never heard of them....
     
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    Seen... Edited


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    Sewn eyes give a soft feel at the legs after the last braid....USUALLY hand spliced are stiff unless tapered to suit ...affect VT's function...
     
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