Cutting my climbing while I'm hanging from it .

climbstihl

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Location
Germany
As I commented on the video, I only would've done it with two safety to prevent that swing with the knife in the hand.
Other than that, great test, the results were what I was expecting, although I still panick if I see a tiny little nick in my rope...
 

Travor

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Location
Clearwater
As I commented on the video, I only would've done it with two safety to prevent that swing with the knife in the hand.
Other than that, great test, the results were what I was expecting, although I still panick if I see a tiny little nick in my rope...
I think we all panic a little bit when we see a tiny Nick but I always just relied on the. If its 7000 lb mbs divided by 24 strands..two strands it's still 600lbs ..( idk if mbs is the right term)
 

Winchman

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That would have been a lot easier to watch if you had been two feet off the ground, and the demo would have been just as informative.

I don't worry much about the rope breaking on my 3:1, but having a damaged area get jammed in the ZZ or a pulley is a real concern.
 

rico

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Location
redwoods
Yikes! Not your test, but the carabiner opened going over the branch.
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How did you even notice that open carabiner, because all I can see is that HUGE orange appendage Travor is sportin'... Dudes packing some serious heat....

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We all know that Travor is a fantastic tree-man, but I'm starting to think he might have missed his true calling....
 
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Bucknut

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We all know climb lines are strong but it’s still amazing to see you hang and even bounce on such a tiny bit of rope. Looked like you were bouncing on a shoestring (or less).

Thanks for the lesson Travor! Now we all know that even if our climb line is sliced 75% through, we’re all good and have nothing to worry about!
:rayos:
 

oldoakman

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Location
Alorgia
Interesting test. Kevin Bingham did drop testing on the rope wrench a number of years ago that should be looked at also.
 
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