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squisher

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I know basic stuff.

I'm still using a 2in1 with a prussic for my lanyard(or a steel core flipline for spiking) :(.

What in your opinion is the ultimate lanyard set-up? rope, length, hardware and type of adjuster?
 
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One thing I like is a 1-4 VT off your saddle to adjust the lenthe of the lanyard!

After you try this, you'll never go back to a rope grab!!!

This is Brians version of the VT and I've been using it ever since Ive seen it!
 

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squisher

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So me and HC are the only ones that use lanyards? C'mon here help a backwoods Canadian brother out would ya!:P

I'm leaning towards setting up a 7/16" line with one of my shiny new aluminum rope clips on one end, using a vt for an adjuster but I'm just wondering about the length. Best to leave it long just in case? Or make up a shorter and a longer so you can choose depending on the situation? If longer, how long? And what do y'all do with the extra length, daisy chain it? Little bag or what?

If I use the aluminum clip will a double or triple fishermans just end up getting hung up lots? Gotta be spliced? Or a better knot to use?
 

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i use the petzl micro grab, 1/2" rope and 6-8 foot flip line. i hate long flip line tails. i keep a long wire core in the shop for big trees but rarely use it. often ill set a tie in high enough to where my regular flip line will work. whats a lanyard:P?
 

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Who uses non steel core as a flipline?:P




:lol:See now that's the kind of info I'm looking for.

Do you prefer the mechanical adjuster due to pitch?
 
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I use 10-11 mm line about 6-8 feet in length. HRC or Beeline tied into a short distel hitch, loaded onto a biner with a tending pulley. The fixed end has an aluminum snap.

 
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Yes, courtesy of Nick. He spliced it and whipped it. I added the heat shrink to protect the whipping strands.


My next lanyard will be the Trango Cinch adjuster, Grizzly stitched Beeline combination as advertised in the latest Sherrill catalog.

 

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Who uses non steel core as a flipline?:P




:lol:See now that's the kind of info I'm looking for.

Do you prefer the mechanical adjuster due to pitch?
rarely do i use a steel core. yes i hate fighting pitch and its never an issue to adjust mine, even when the flip line is sticking to the tree:D
 

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I use a VT with a beeline prussic cord. I am currently using the 4-3 , but I would like to try the 4-1 like Hobby Climber has mentioned. I made my lanyard about 20 feet long, I know it sounds like a lot, but I wanted to try it out and I really haven't wanted to change. I use it as a second main line at times and it comes in really handy. Since 20 feet would be a lot of line dangling, I use 3 little 5mm rope prussics, so that way I have 4 loops of about 5 feet of rope at my side. If I need to take extra rope out I just slide the prussics down and give myself more line.
 

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VT. Starts off about 15-17' long, gets shorter as life moves on.


Top, why stitched as opposed to a regular splice?
 

Burnham

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If there were no pitch in my world, I'd most assuredly be happiest with a lanyard constructed of 1/2" rope, adjusted with a distal hitch w/ a micro pulley slack tender. I like a long lanyard, gives more options. Even when I'm not working in large trees, I like one between 15 and 20 feet. Never liked an arrangement that creates a loop, so the tail of mine hangs free, terminated with a figure 8 or 9 knot. I like an aluminum snaphook for the throwing end.

But there IS pitch in my world, in abundance. So I frequently use a lanyard adjusted with a Petzl Micrograb on the rope lanyard, otherwise set up as above.

For spur climbing I favor a 5/8" cable core flipline adjusted with the Petzl Macrograb. Steel snaphook. I have one 12' and one 15'. If I need it I still have a couple of old school 3/4" manila cable core lanyards...18' and 24'. Adjust those with a becket hitch. Heavy...I seldom have to break those out since I got into SRT.

I double lanyard fairly frequently, so I might have two cable core lanyards on my harness, or two rope lanyards, or one of each. Since I change between lanyards often, I wouldn't find a permanent mount to the D ring useful, but it looks sweet for those that can use it.
 

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I prefer 1/2" threestrand for my lanyard-usually 14 feet long -rope snap on one end and a smallish biner (Mighty Mouse)with a 4/2 VT and a brass snap or keychain biner for a tender. -I daisy chain the tail on the ground and let it trail in the tree.
 
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For takedowns, I use a 5/8" x 12' steel core Yale maxiflip with a Petzl Macrograb adjuster and twisted clevis to hold it at the correct angle. For pruning, I use a Arbormaster 15' with steel rope snap one end (I like the weight of steel snaps for throwing around large trunks or through foliage) and a Petzl micrograb adjuster, again with twisted clevis to hold it at the correct angle.

I stopped using a 2-in-1 lanyard when I figured out that my climbing line in the split tail system could work as my secondary flipline to help me get past branches while spur climbing. I didn't like the 2-in-1 because it had to be so much longer for the tail to be a useful length, which kept getting snagged in forks below me. I also didn't like how the hip prusik I used to adjust it with required 2 hands to lengthen or shorten, or how it refused to go over pitchy spots on the rope.
 

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Top, why stitched as opposed to a regular splice?
Good question! Buy the cinch, let me know what snap you want and I'll splice one on that same rope for ya!!!

I was confused looking at your fly splice. I know I'd done one for you, but didn't remember the heat shrink...now it all is making sense.

I have 2 lanyards. One is 9' XTC with VT and slack tender. The other is 20' 3/8" Yale Yacht Braid with a Samson Ice Michoacan hitch and slack tender. Both spliced with snaps on the end.

I also put a dog leash snap on the back end so that I can keep the tail hung up on my harness. The long lanyard gets daisy chained then hooked to the harness. I un-daisy and re-daisy as I go.

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Old Monkey

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I have used a 24' manila three strand rope as a lanyard for doing large redwoods. It flips really nice.
 
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Good question! Buy the cinch, let me know what snap you want and I'll splice one on that same rope for ya!!!

I was confused looking at your fly splice. I know I'd done one for you, but didn't remember the heat shrink...now it all is making sense.

I have 2 lanyards. One is 9' XTC with VT and slack tender. The other is 20' 3/8" Yale Yacht Braid with a Samson Ice Michoacan hitch and slack tender. Both spliced with snaps on the end.

I also put a dog leash snap on the back end so that I can keep the tail hung up on my harness. The long lanyard gets daisy chained then hooked to the harness. I un-daisy and re-daisy as I go.

love
nick

Im thinking the grizzly splice just because the Cinch could be pushed all the way up to the splice. With a standard splice, the rope diameter is thicker behind the splice and you couldn't push the adjuster right up to it (easily anyway).

Now I know what you are thinking. Why would you ever need to push the adjuster that close to the eye? I have my reasons, but I'll let you ponder on it to see if you can figure out why.
 
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Well that could be one application.

Think of the lanyard being more than just a lanyard. Multi functional.
 
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or, an adjustable length ascender strap, that could then be ascended itself right to the eye.
 
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