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  • savan's Avatar
    12-21-2015
    that's awesome, i didn't even notice that. looks like something that ends up in a "tree felling fail" youtube video-
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    12-18-2015
    Is this a really bad misprint or do I not understand something? In the splicing instructions it says "3 Strand Eye Splice". When I did my eye I used the hivee instructions https://www.treestuff.com/store/images/pdf/BSB.pdf
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  • savan's Avatar
    12-12-2015
    Since I couldn't splice the cordage I took the leap and gave it a run at a120' hank of safety blue I just got. It went great! First was a 15' lanyard where I learned the woes of the final bury. That looked ok so I put one on the climb line,. The 2nd took about half an hour and now they're both locked and whipped. Woohoo! This was a coat hanger & picture frame wire fid job. Seemed to work ok for me.
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  • savan's Avatar
    12-11-2015
    just for posterity I called sterling and was told that you can't get their 9mm cord w/ a buried eye splice and don't recommend it. You *can* get it w/ a sewn eye but dont recommend you do it yourself. hth
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  • savan's Avatar
    12-11-2015
    I gave up on them emailing. I called and they told me you can't get it w/an eye splice. You can get it with a sewn eye but don't recommend a buried splice. guess i'm getting a speedy stitcher...
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    12-11-2015
    Yes I have tried a couple of double fisherman's on the carabiner. This is definitely a better load situation on the carabiner but is kind of clunky and is a little more messy at the carabiner than an eye to eye.
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    12-11-2015
    Reddog, you're right this is a kermantle rope. I was trying to follow the New England single braid splice instructions. These instructions are to bury two fid, links of the whole rope core and all. I emailed sterling a couple days ago and I didn't get anything back from them, not even a confirmation that they got my email.
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  • savan's Avatar
    12-10-2015
    short version of my post in another thread, has anyone had luck splicing 9mm single braid cord? I've been failing the last couple nights in my attempts my first splice... it's a hank of a rope that's been climbed with several times..
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    12-09-2015
    After some practice I've srt'd the last couple 30-35' dead wood jobs (by jobs I mean in my yard). I've taken a liking to the distel and have been tying the hitch with a very long piece of 9mm sterling cord w/ anchor knotted on each end into the biner. That's 4 rope diameters wide on the biner, not optimal. I'm curious, how long is your vt/distel cord? I'm going to try my hand at creating my own e2e cord for the hitch and a lanyard. I don't care about the lanyard length but want the hitch cord to be as short as possible. The NE guide for a buried eye says to bury 2 lengths (21x the rope diameter, twice). That's a little more than 15" buried per side. 30" seem on the long side. Also isn't it going to be *really* stiff? The entire cord basically ends up being a buried tail... Am I missing something in creating this cord? Thanks- ps these will be tied onto arbor plex and safety blue pps - I also posted this over on arboristsite.com -- ----------- Well I failed for about an hour and a half. Is doing a buried eye splice not a good move on a 9mm single braid, not hollow core? The NE guide says. Oh just taper the tail and bury 2 fid lengths. Well this single braid not hollow core is tight ad all get out! I can barely get a coat hanger in there let alone most of the width of a 9m cord!
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Tree trimming DIY'er. All around DIYer. Woodworker, climbing/roop newb, and working in software pays for it all :)

Started climbing fall '15
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