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    I bought this 'rig and ring' recently http://www.treestuff.com/store/catal...1923&item=9012 , used it a lot for the first time today removing 2 large dead ash, virtually everything had to be roped down, it went very well and smooth . I've always been a huge fan of blocks http://www.treestuff.com/store/catal...d=235&item=139 as they are bulletproof, eliminate virtually all wear on the rope, and rope retrieval between cuts is usually blazing fast and easy which lends itself to our preferred style of rigging- smaller, faster, more cuts rather than slower, fewer, larger cuts- easy on the ground crew and fast.

    Pluses of the rings for us are: they're light and easy to use and quick to set up in most situations, they are pretty easy on the rope, and they have a bit more friction compared to blocks and since my ninja rope guy has hydraulic winches for arms and prefers to use just leather gloves as his friction device, he can more often use these with no porty.

    About the only disadvantage is rope retrieval is a bit slower due to the added friction. One other dis is when setting it up on a stem where the length of the device is a tad long for the stem diameter- if there is no crotch to hang it on, I haven't figured a way to shorten it up just a bit to better cinch on the stem.

    Anyone else have experience with these? I was thinking I should get a longer one with 1 or 2 large rings spliced to the end and just set it up snug on the stem using standard cow hitch same way you hang a block. Thanks.
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    Looks nice. I've been using a Safebloc exclusively for the last year and love it. I did buy a couple of rings on a sling but have yet to use it. One hole in the Safebloc is the same as one ring. I would like ti have a set like that. Lighter for climbing with and pulling up on a rope.

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    I got outta the biz before that ring and ring stuff... cool, I like it but I just always used blocks of varying sizes. I'm sure I'd be using them if I was still rocking today.

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    Agreed.
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    Criss-cross, applesauce










    That is, a half-hitch after a wrap around the spar... Thank August. He used it in a video.
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    AND remote setting, remote retrieval.

    If you have a single ring (or double) on a sling you can hang it on a bare spar. I like the slings with eyes on one end.

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    A girth hitch/ prussic will work on a spar, but take up a lot of rope for better and worse, depending.
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    I’ve got a few Cory. I spliced up two ultra ring slings and they are my go to for redirects or small to medium sized terminal points. Two on dead eyes that come out from time to time and a rig n ring set up that rarely gets to play. I also carry a half dozen mini blocks these days plus a coupe or three of the big boys. My safebloc has ridden in my Tahoe for months. I’m still mad at it so it doesn’t get to see any fun. I really like the rings for redirects and for fishingpoling those tall bowed bastards.
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    I got a biggish notch ring on a 5/8 whoopie sling, and an ultra sling w ring on the way. I want one more, a big one on a 3/4" ultra sling then I hope to only use a block for lifting.

    What turned you off the safebloc, Rich?

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    Probably operator error but it pinched the rope against the spar causing it to lock off and snap
    -Rich