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Rotax Robert

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Hmm...would you bet your life on a piece of plastic ?
 
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Frans

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I'll put my life in the hands of a competent, caring individual who cares about his work, and cares about me.

i.e. Nick


ps: also dont eat anything made by uncaring union workers who wear hair nets. But thats just me :)
 

squisher

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Nick is the man for splices, no doubt about that! I have a few examples of his mighty fine work, excellent craftmanship and attention to detail.:thumbup:
 

sotc

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no rated load on there and the way it goes together doesnt look strond enough to hang my life on
 

rbtree

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I have some of those....they're not rated, at least I doubt it. I only use them for making saw lanyards.
 

NickfromWI

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Thanks for the compliments, guys!

I've checked those things out in the past. They seem neat and tidy. They just aren't strong enough to climb on yet.

Saw lanyards? Not a bad idea! It would also neaten up the pull up rope on the extension ladder...unless you already have it spliced!

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JonnyHart

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This is sherrill's solution for a 12 strand splice. The grillion lanyard is the same thing too.
Looks like it would snag in a crotch and wouldn't even fit through the small ring of a friction saver. Maybe not though.
 

rumination

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You are certainly right Jonny. But to Sherrill's credit there is a note in their catalog stating that the stitched eye splice is only really good for lanyards and split tails, not recommended for climbing lines.
 

No_Bivy

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Only cause it wont go through a cambium saver. I might buy a lowering line with a stiched eye............
 

treetx

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Those stitched eyes are fine for climbing lines. They have been available from Edelrid and European manufacturers for years now.

I'd rather just spend the $ and have a splice ;)
 

NickfromWI

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Stitched eyes? They're alright. I agree. Just clunky and ugly, IMO.

What's real ugly? Swaged eyes.

this one is sold by patroller supply, I think made by blue water


or there's this one by PMI


Blech!

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nick
 
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Frans

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Stitched eyes? They're alright. I agree. Just clunky and ugly, IMO.

What's real ugly? Swaged eyes.

this one is sold by patroller supply, I think made by blue water


or there's this one by PMI


Blech!

love
nick
:D I think those swaged eyes would be safer with 6 clamps on them!

Better yet, Just use 3/4" cable. :lol:

Just because splicing rope has been done for over a hundred years and used by folks from every part of the world without any problems doesn't make it safe ya know.
 

Stumper

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One could just throw a series of seizings on there- Less clunky. better looking, lighter and probably stronger than the swaged nastiness.
 

NickfromWI

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Stumper, I think you're right. Those swages look like they'd be hanging right in your face.

I'm surprised there are chafing issues. It seems like a lot of wear in one spot.

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nick
 
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