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    getting used to climbing with spurrs

    I'm in the east, with mainly pines, and one of the things I found on those about a year ago or so, is that with my toes touching the tree instead of ONLY the gaffs, I was dramatically more likely to gaff out. Only thing I can ascertain is that the toe contact was resulting in the tip being...
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    SRT Base Tied TIP Forces

    I did some MRS yesterday using a rope walking setup (knee/foot) and holy cow does it feel like being on a treadmill, running in sand, etc etc.! Demoralizing.
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    Rope Runner Pro

    I thought Yale XTC fire was 1/2"/13mm. Should be relatively snug, even with a wide-open RRP - I'd think, at least.
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    Cinching Bowline on a Bight?

    A double-fisherman's/poacher's knot can be tied with a bight, and cinches too, btw/FYI/etc. (y)
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    This site is a heck of a resource. Keep reading, man.
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    Hey man, my mistake was your win then xD Apparently it works for some though, which is awesome, because the thing is micro, in that case. But I'm ~220lbs loaded up, and getting a hitch to work with that short of a tether...not happening.
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    With the Lawton assembled like one would a normal tether, it was indeed super short, the whole SRT rig!
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    It was entertaining holding it up beside a Rope Runner and it being about the same length. haha
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    Is there no interaction (and little possibility of it) between the top wrap of the hitch and the Wrench?
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    The eye is tight enough to hold onto a biner pretty well, so maybe that helps with what I'd imagine you're speculating the issue might be (floppiness). But I don't know.
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    I don't know, tbh - I got a Lawton and only tried it as a hyper-short tether and it sucked because there just wasn't any room after adding the required number of wraps to support my weight. With a hitch that short, smooth descent control is pretty difficult to obtain.
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    The Chicane uses a pulley to join the Chicane to the ZigZag, then another carabiner to join the ZigZag to the Saddle. If you were to set up a regular shorty tether the way I thought the Lawton was intended to be set up, you'd be inserting a carabiner specifically for the sole purpose of...
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    I thought the Lawton tether setup is meant to be more like the Chicane, in that you adjoin the tether to the hitch climber (or whatever pulley you use) with a carabiner, in order to facilitate a quick transition to/from MRS/DdRT (not requiring the system to be more-or-less fully disassembled, as...
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    SRT Basal Anchor Forces - Should I Basal Anchor Across the Yard??

    A base anchor, but set high in the canopy. Or, in other words, a canopy anchor that redirects higher over multiple smaller unions, with the idea being to spread the climber's load over the several smaller unions together. The friction combined with potentially more favorable load vectors at...
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    SRT Basal Anchor Forces - Should I Basal Anchor Across the Yard??

    Does this philosophy still apply in situations where the climber would be stringing multiple smaller TIP's/PSP's together for strength/redundancy reasons? Like is often done with canobasing.
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