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Re: Mythbuster busting

Postby hank moon » Nov 24, 2014 1:05 pm

GroundquestMSA wrote:See Myth#4 "A High Strength Tie-off (Frictionless Hitch) needs 3 wraps around the anchor."

I won't argue the claim that two wraps is often enough, but my goodness, doesn't the Incorrect!!! caption for a perfectly fine rig seem a bit overdramatic? And the "terrible waste of resources"... Boy. That extra 2 seconds and four feet of rope used. What a tragedy.


You misunderstood the reason for the "Incorrect!" label: it's that the loaded rope rubs against the coils due to wrap-down technique. Wrap up is the "Correct!" technique.

Is that enough for a new cartoon? Please?

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Re: Mythbuster busting

Postby GroundquestMSA » Nov 24, 2014 6:44 pm

I see. Why has no one ever told me this? Why didn't Smith put that in the caption? You mean I've been doing it right completely by accident this entire time?
Cartoon? Let me think...
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Re: Mythbuster busting

Postby GroundquestMSA » Nov 24, 2014 11:58 pm

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Re: Mythbuster busting

Postby Tim White » Nov 26, 2014 12:57 pm

hank moon wrote:
NZcaver wrote:
GroundquestMSA wrote:Image

Pure gold.


Solid! Should appear in the next nylon highway. best caving cartoon i've seen in a long time - thanks for the laughter, GQ


I need a cover for Nylon Highway #58!!!! Can I use this??!?!!! It's great!
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Re: Mythbuster busting

Postby GroundquestMSA » Nov 26, 2014 4:51 pm

Tim White wrote:I need a cover for Nylon Highway #58!!!! Can I use this??!?!!! It's great!


Go right ahead.

Hey, since other NSS sections (Illuminations, Spelean History, etc.) send me newsletters to review for the Underground Update, does that mean y'all should be sending me Nylon Highway for free? :big grin: If you're already sending a copy to the NSS library you could send it via the News Correspondent (that's what it says on some of my mail. Makes me feel glamorous).
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Re: Mythbuster busting

Postby NZcaver » Nov 27, 2014 6:23 am

GroundquestMSA wrote:Hey, since other NSS sections (Illuminations, Spelean History, etc.) send me newsletters to review for the Underground Update, does that mean y'all should be sending me Nylon Highway for free? :big grin:

Here - just for you.

It's free for everybody. Enjoy.
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Re: Mythbuster busting

Postby GroundquestMSA » Nov 27, 2014 11:05 am

Since '08, how did I miss that? Thanks NZ, I have a lot to read.
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Re: Mythbuster busting

Postby Tim White » Dec 3, 2014 6:12 pm

GroundquestMSA wrote:
Tim White wrote:I need a cover for Nylon Highway #58!!!! Can I use this??!?!!! It's great!


Go right ahead.


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