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    Double-headed X-Ring splice

    The hardest part involved with making that double ring green sling was getting the rings to line up perfectly after each splice was finished. If one end was say half an inch longer then the other side then it wouldn't be loaded evenly. It might take a couple trys to get those rings in the...
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    Zig zag or spiderjack 3 ?

    I have a zigzag that I use for cranework 2-3 times a week. Being a heavier climber at 210 I was always having hitch binding issues which made pulling the the rope through difficult and a huge waste of energy. The zigzag has completely gotten rid of that problem. The action is very smooth for the...
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    Lockstitch your Brummels

    Based on what I read in the article, I’ve narrowed it down to two possibilities both of which have to do with proper taper. It seems like there was no room to do a proper bury. The first possibility is that after doing the two or three brommels, he did a very short bury with either a very short...
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    Lifetime of hollow braid slings

    The hollow braids are definitely getting fuzzy but that happens within the first few times of using them. Is Dyneema available to purchase in random lengths? I can’t say I’ve seen it for sale on any tree gear sites.
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    Double thimble ultrasling! the best thing ever?

    Is this the type of sling you were thinking of making? I put this together a few months ago and it has been my go to for light duty rigging. The quick on and off has been a huge time saver considering tying/untying/retying takes a long time. The only draw back I’ve found is that it’s not midline...
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    Lifetime of hollow braid slings

    They are showing a normal amount of wear. Any sling that’s been in service for a year plus is going to get fuzzy. Considering I haven’t made any pics over 12k with them and there is no concerning picking of any of the strands, I would think they have plenty of life left in them. I’m just...
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    Lifetime of hollow braid slings

    I only have three at the moment. I won’t be able to sacrifice any until I get myself some new ones. However that sounds like a great way to retire them!
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    Lifetime of hollow braid slings

    How long is everyone keeping their slings in service? Personally, I’ve had mine for over a year now and have done a decent amount of crane work. I made my own after getting about 100’ of tenex in a bag o ropes which I spliced myself. The color has almost completely worn off and I’m wondering if...
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    Lifetime of hollow braid slings

    How long is everyone keeping their slings in service? Personally, I’ve had mine for over a year now and have done a decent amount of crane work. I made my own after getting about 100’ of tenex in a bag o ropes which I spliced myself. The color has almost completely worn off and I’m wondering if...
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    Traditional to eye and eye split tail

    Haha ill never forget how to build a high point with fence posts. Thanks for that one Jim!
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    Traditional to eye and eye split tail

    In all seriousness though, I think it's important to learn the old school methods like the blakes hitch. The ability to climb a tree with only a length of rope is invaluable knowledge. I wouldn't recommend climbing in it full time considering it's hard on the body. However, I've used it several...
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    Traditional to eye and eye split tail

    The traditional climbing system turns you into a beast by making you suffer it's primative nature. Newbies should spend at least six months struggling so they can develop the muscles and mental toughness to deal with frustration in the tree
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    11.1 tendril

    I got two lengths in a bag o rope. One is about 45ft and the other is about 100ft. I have plenty to work with but I'm really Hoping I can get it on the first try. I'll give the wire fid a go and see what happens.
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    11.1 tendril

    Any tips on splicing tendril? I've recently started splicing and I'm a bit weary on attempting this. The cover is very tight and I'm concerned the fid will get stuck. The rope is unused and I'm looking to put a tight eye in it.
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    Thoughts on super static

    Thanks for the replys. I think I'm going to go ahead and buy one. If it turns out I don't like it, it will end up in my rock climbing/rappelling kit. Does anyone have a recommendation for another static line? I'm currently using the 11mm kernmaster by sherrill and I've found that it has a lot...

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