Feeding Rope

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Postby Mark620 » Nov 20, 2005 9:26 pm

on dry 12mm rope i have to feed a 4 bar rack and I weigh 195# without my gear...on wet slick rope I do not have to feed unless I am using 5 bars.
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Postby itabot » Nov 20, 2005 10:03 pm

Dan Sullivan wrote:If you see your friend feeding rope, why not put a few rocks in their pack to give them than extra weight they are lacking? :shock:

I do it all the time................even in horizontal caves.


Thanks for the good advice Dan. I might try putting some rocks in my own pack. :kidding:
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Postby hank moon » Nov 20, 2005 10:16 pm

NZcaver wrote:Now, back on topic :wink:

Any other idiots... er, people out there think that feeding the rope (when necessary) is not a legitimate rappelling technique? :twisted:


there's really no argument here...the original poster made a hyperbolic statement and that's about it. sometimes you just have to feed.

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Postby Scott McCrea » Nov 20, 2005 10:51 pm

Feed rope only in moderation.
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Postby Cheryl Jones » Nov 21, 2005 1:11 am

Feed rope only when hungry.


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Postby NZcaver » Nov 21, 2005 4:23 am

And don't let your rope (or descender) bite the hand that feeds it... :shocked:

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