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    A few items for sale.

    How much for the hitch climber pulley?
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    Rec climb clearwater/tampa bay

    Who are you calling straightedge?
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    Show off them splices

    Congratulations! You have mastered the kernmaster splice. That is one of the hardest but also one of the most rewarding.
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    DMM Offya

    Also check out a Norwegian Reeve System.
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    Socks?

    Bombas are great for hot weather. Best of all, no toe seam.
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    New Tendon Timber Ropes

    No such thing as too many pulleys. Wife can be heard yelling in the background "what is this package, it better not be another pulley."
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    Show off them splices

    Hey, careful! I resemble that remark.
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    Show off them splices

    It is because they are sitting around waiting for the wind to come back.
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    New Tendon Timber Ropes

    I haven't heard anything.
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    Ropetek Wraptor redesign

    I have no intention of going into the climbing gear business but I would love to be a part of research and development.
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    Ropetek Wraptor redesign

    This exists for tower climbers in Germany. It even has a remote control. I will try to dig it up and post a link.
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    Scion/ tachyon splicing instructions

    The taper pattern is not critical. The important part is not to have a sharp change in diameter. That is where a splice will break. I like the 3-4 pattern. It is easier to bury.
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    Scion/ tachyon splicing instructions

    We are just referring to the length of the core taper. Some manufacturers use a short fid and others use a long fid. I prefer a long fid.
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    Scion/ tachyon splicing instructions

    A fid is a splicing tool. They are usually tubular/round and made of aluminium. They have measurements on them that depend on rope diameter. A 1/2 inch fid is 21X the rope diameter. A short fid is shorter than a long fid. A long fid is shorter than a fid. A fid is not necessary but it makes...
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    Scion/ tachyon splicing instructions

    I always use a long fid taper. It makes a much smoother splice.
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    Show off them splices

    I spliced up a split tail and a short climb line for this weekend. I will be working with some beginners this weekend and the blake's hitch is where I started.
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    Swivel

    it is cheap enough to send one off for a break test. I have a new ring from the same manufacturer and I plan to have it broken when I get some other stuff tested. I would and do use knock off items for non life support. A Chinese carabiner is still good for clipping a water bottle to your harness.
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    Tell me something stupid you did!

    This is poetry.
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    Tell me something stupid you did!

    I have one. Not really tree related, but towing related. I used to do generator tune ups for portable generators. It was a good way to barter with people. One day I was loading up my trailer with generators to bring home and service. I was using a small single axle trailer that had been...
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