I'll search that out for sure..Check out the thread titled " . " It's the original hitchhiker thread, much older, and much more info. It was retitled as . by the original poster, probably because he works for tree stuff and they don't sell the hh2 anymore. Kind of petty if you ask me.
I ended up going with Rich's setup.. Although i think climbing gear is generally way overpriced... For what it's worth, i think what Rich is offering is a pretty decent deal, especially if you consider the retail of the individual counterparts.. $160 for a bare HH2.. for $188 you get an aluminum version, a couple 5 dollar rings, maybe $10-$12 of hitch cord & a quickie shackle that would cost $30+retail if you wanted to use it in your HH2.. If you apply that same logic to the $230 swivel version, your getting the swivel for $50 something..
If course this is all based on the assumption Rich's version would retail for 160 bare. The way i see it is, I'm walking away with more useable parts & a very versatile device.
A slick quickie in Albuquerque?
I wonder if there's a slick pin that will fit one of the Rock Exotica shackle swivels? Hmmm.
Yes Jeff, I'm surprised i have not seen this experimented with. Don't you have one of these kicking around? Also, isn't there two different bar stock versions of the RE shackle swivel?
I like these, it's too bad they weren't back to the drawing board with them, i unfortunately procrastinated too long.. I think it was related to bridge wear & some post over at instagram where some insta-arb started some net hysteria over his/her swivel naturally wearing in & possibly or having some metallic transfer to their bridge... Idk thats just what i heard from a vendor. Given its design & shape i wouldn't expect anything else to happen. All i know is it was a good alternative to running a rook & i wanted one.I never used a swivel untill maybe a month ago when I got a cali swivel. I like the ability to attach multiple systems and un-twist with ease. Of course, a little fore thought can help to not get things twisted up, but it comes in handy sometimes.