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    Cutting that top 15ft vertical limb... burned 2 of my 9's, more than a decade apart

    Thanks for posting Mike, these stories are always very helpful reminders
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    Captain Hook Setup Questions

    Thanks, those sound like two great options to check out!
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    Captain Hook Setup Questions

    Looking at how light Amsteel is got me thinking about a super lightweight line for use with the Captain Hook. Wondering if anyone has any ideas on a (preferably static) ultra lightweight 10mm-ish rope, that would stand up to some use with a hand ascender, without picking as much as I assume...
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    to steel core or not to steel core

    It occurs to me I've never tried a friction hitch (either split tail or i&i) on 3 strand... do they work, or you just use a rope grab?
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    rope runner pro

    Between the 'remote learning' -supervising sessions I did a bunch of straight up and downs today with RRP on Scandere. Brand new (discount shorty) other than pulling it through the tree a few times to break it in. It flattened a Lot, more than Drenaline, and was MUCH smoother. (I thought general...
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    rope runner pro

    When I have it turned flat on its side, so the rope entry points are facing the sky, is when it happens to me.
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    rope runner pro

    No, just when removed to redirect. Wondering what method of pulley-assembly retention Notch will approve without voiding warranty. Or even better, develop themselves so it performs as marketed.
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    rope runner pro

    Swing Rico Moss thanks I've been surprised how mediocre Drenaline seems, been trying to give it a chance. I haven't even used it that long yet, maybe 1/3 life? Was hoping it'd be similar to the good reviews Xstatic gets. Any love for 1/2" lines on the RRP or BDB? 39Buick I haven't reached out...
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    rope runner pro

    Thanks for the break-in reminder Moss, I don't have a lot of experience on mechanicals, and this RRP has only seen about 15 hours. It's generally nice and smooth, which led me to think occasional slips are a flat rope spot issue? Some users do seem to mention lines that stay round better, though...
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    rope runner pro

    I've only tried Drenaline on the RRP so far, which suffers from the line-flattening effect, leading to occasional sudden slips that's been noted on some other ropes.
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    rope runner pro

    I hear ya. Was it the larger diameter of other lines not playing well for you with akimbo, or just the KMIII construction happened to work well at 11mm? Many variables at play, but I thought MacSwan was liking 12.5mm Workpro on the akimbo
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    rope runner pro

    I was hoping mine was a fluke, but I appreciate the shared feedback on this. It would be one thing if it were a known, forewarned characteristic; but instead it's the opposite of one of its key advantages so specifically advertised, "doesn't accidentally come apart in small pieces that fall to...
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    rope runner pro

    Well a good reminder for me here to always have a backup system in place. After a few low 'n slow sessions I had my 2nd real climb on it yesterday. Removed it from my line for a redirect... and the bottom pulley assembly suddenly disengages completely and disappears in the brush pile 40' below...
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    SRT rope discussion

    Sounds like solid backup and efficiency. Which trees are you in the most? And which ones does this not work for you? Thanks for posting your system.
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    Speed line came untied at the ground

    I can never have enough reminders for clear, explicit communication. Glad everyone is healthy, Thank you for posting FS

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