PMI/SMC Grip with Ropewalker

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PMI/SMC Grip with Ropewalker

Postby Cheryl Jones » Dec 5, 2012 4:57 pm

Anyone have any experience using a PMI/SMC Grip to ride/float above a chest box? How well does that work?

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Re: PMI/SMC Grip with Ropewalker

Postby PaulSiegel86 » Dec 12, 2012 9:07 pm

Cheryl,

I'm planning on setting up my ropewalker with an old gibbs as a floating safety, but I have no practical experience with the set-up. If the tether lengths are set-up correctly it should be a hands free backup. I know from using it in other aspects that Gibbs, and I suppose the PMI Grip, is a bit fiddly to get in place.

I hope you get more helpful responses!

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Re: PMI/SMC Grip with Ropewalker

Postby Grandpa Caver » Dec 12, 2012 10:06 pm

I fiddled with my Ropewalker 20 years ago and haven't changed it much since. I have a Gibbs riding on my Simmons Roller and can forget it's there untill I need it. I'm not familiar with the Grip but that's what works for me.
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Re: PMI/SMC Grip with Ropewalker

Postby Cheryl Jones » Dec 12, 2012 10:41 pm

Brian, does your Gibbs lock on its own when you want to rest (sit down) on it? Or do you have to set it by hand?
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Re: PMI/SMC Grip with Ropewalker

Postby Grandpa Caver » Dec 12, 2012 10:59 pm

It will self lock with a sudden downward movement but to just rest it must be set by hand.
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