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Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby NZcaver » Dec 12, 2011 4:32 pm

In response to this incident:



Petzl has just released a new safety notice:

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There is an alternative solution to this problem. Instead of allowing Santa to rappel, we have a second person simply lower him with a fixed belay device. This avoids beard complications and allows Santa to concentrate on important things like waving and throwing candy at children.

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Stay safe on rope this holiday season! :santa: :waving:
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby Anonymous_Coward » Dec 12, 2011 5:03 pm

Santa's holiday lesson for all you's kids:

NEVER rappel without your ascenders!
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby KeyserSoze » Dec 12, 2011 8:28 pm

Is there a larger version of this image? The text is too small to read in some places.
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby Stridergdm » Dec 12, 2011 8:43 pm

KeyserSoze wrote:Is there a larger version of this image? The text is too small to read in some places.


Read? Read a Petzl safety warning? I bet you buy Playboy for the articles too.

Come on, everyone knows the Petzl graphics transcend language!
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby chh » Dec 12, 2011 10:37 pm

Wow. Just....wow.
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby Patrick Wilson » Dec 12, 2011 11:06 pm

Yeah I remember hearing about this on The Bob and Tom Show a few mornings ago.

Now that we know he got out okay, I'd like to take a moment to laugh at the beard coming off. The kids didn't sound too thrilled to start with, but I was waiting for the sudden gasping at the revealing of a fraudulent Santa and the subsequent crying of children. :rofl:
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby NZcaver » Dec 13, 2011 12:19 am

KeyserSoze wrote:Is there a larger version of this image? The text is too small to read in some places.

I tried, but couldn't find a higher res version. If anybody knows of one please post the link.
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby chac » Dec 13, 2011 3:41 am

The image below (still a jpg) is a little larger. The link was posted on the Petzl Twitter page:

http://ow.ly/i/nkjO/original
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby verticalAndy » Dec 15, 2011 2:14 pm

From Petzl's website:

http://www.petzl.com/files/fckfiles/fil ... Notice.pdf

take the time to read the small print, it's important...
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby dutchcontractor » Dec 15, 2011 6:08 pm

I feel for the guy, I've had my hair caught in a rack in a practice session where helmets didn't seem necessary... I was wrong. Even though it hurt like hell, I kept my wits and remained calm while I put my ascenders with foot strap on the rope and got myself loose.
Glad I learned this lessons in a controlled environment.

Lucky for Santa it wasn't his real hair.
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby chh » Dec 15, 2011 7:59 pm

I got a bit of my beard stuck in a device once. If it's not too much, just keep going. It won't bleed....much.
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby ek » Dec 16, 2011 8:11 am

chac wrote:The image below (still a jpg) is a little larger. The link was posted on the Petzl Twitter page:

http://ow.ly/i/nkjO/original

For those who want to download this slightly higher resolution image: http://static.ow.ly/photos/original/nkjO.jpg

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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby hammmike » Dec 18, 2011 10:29 am

And all these years I was told that santa could "magic" himself down the chimney!!! Lying bunch of *%$%#$....
All the time he was using a Petzel Stop.
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby ek » Dec 18, 2011 11:10 am

The real magic is that, after rappelling down every home chimney in the world squeezing the Stop's brake handle, Santa's hand never cramps up too much to set out presents.
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Re: Santa on rope - Petzl safety warning

Postby Tito the Turtle » Dec 24, 2011 1:13 am

this mall looks familiar, anyone know where it was?
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