Chest roller?

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Chest roller?

Postby mullannix930 » Mar 21, 2019 9:03 pm

I am new to the vertical caving world (after getting out of caving all together until recently) but I have been a high angle rope instructor for many years (20+). I am trying to build my own rope walker system. I tried the Frog system but being quite top heavy... I'm fat but losing, it didn't work too well. I have been told that the walker tends to work better for guys like me so I am putting one together to try out. The only problem I am having is finding a chest roller. The only one I have found is a double roller and it is in the $200 range. Is there any other good alternatives out there?

I have tried to get in touch with the local Grotto but have been unsuccessful at this point.
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Re: Chest roller?

Postby GroundquestMSA » Mar 24, 2019 9:37 pm

I didn't read this.post before sending the pm, so my suggesting the frog wasn't meant to be pushy. Some people have built rollers, look for Clinton Elmore's demonstration on youtube. More info later
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Re: Chest roller?

Postby William Bagwell » Mar 25, 2019 8:00 am

Wish I could find mine, have not used it since the 80s. Would let it go for far less than $200!
My barn ate it :roll:
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Re: Chest roller?

Postby mullannix930 » Mar 26, 2019 8:19 am

Never thought it was pushy at all. I am going to play with every method I can. I love knowing and playing with multiple methods for everything.
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Re: Chest roller?

Postby BaitBucket » Apr 22, 2019 7:00 am

I've never personally used a real chest box or diy roller, but I've heard that the diy rollers don't keep you as close to the rope as a proper box. What do you guys think about that?
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