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Is it ever too early
rockranga
19/03/2010
9:49:15 AM
When to start taking whippers on a new rope?

I've always treated my gear with respect but a friend just bought a new rope and it's only been climbed on for one session (maybe 6 climbs in total, all indoor), is it too early to start taking bigger falls on it or should it be worn in first...ie... do we push ourselves to go for that desperate move or should we rest on the rope to avoid taking a fall? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Cheers
dalai
19/03/2010
10:00:13 AM
If you paid for it, treat it with upmost respect. If you received the rope through sponsorship or as in this case is your mates rope lob away!

A rope is designed to work straight from the bag. Only thing to be a bit more careful with initially is that the new rope is slick and will feed through the belay device a lot quicker. This can catch young punters unaware…

The good Dr
19/03/2010
10:04:29 AM
It really depends on what colour it is.
rockranga
19/03/2010
10:21:33 AM
On 19/03/2010 The good Dr wrote:
>It really depends on what colour it is.

hahaha, it's yellow..... is that bad???
citationx
19/03/2010
10:23:37 AM
On 19/03/2010 rockranga wrote:
>On 19/03/2010 The good Dr wrote:
>>It really depends on what colour it is.
>
>hahaha, it's yellow..... is that bad???

If you really are a ranga, then yes, there's going to be horrible contrast...
widewetandslippery
19/03/2010
10:24:35 AM
Nothing wrong whacking the yellow cord. Its in a mans nature. Flog it all you want but this is the last any of us need to know about it.
rockranga
19/03/2010
10:28:38 AM
>If you really are a ranga, then yes, there's going to be horrible contrast...

I am.. and there is.....lol

gordoste
19/03/2010
10:34:23 AM
the biggest problem here is that you're climbing indoors. that is really no way to treat a rope

The good Dr
19/03/2010
10:35:34 AM
On 19/03/2010 widewetandslippery wrote:
>Nothing wrong whacking the yellow cord. Its in a mans nature. Flog it all
>you want but this is the last any of us need to know about it.

Remember to let go when you come off though, otherwise you might screw your hands up.

D.Lodge
19/03/2010
1:38:05 PM
First climb out at Bundaleer on the new rope. Took a big whipper( about 5 - 7m) and finished up upside down, so lob off with impunity straight out of the bag.

sliamese
26/03/2010
12:55:22 PM
On 19/03/2010 gordoste wrote:
>the biggest problem here is that you're climbing indoors. that is really
>no way to treat a rope


Not true, the biggest issue is that someone let a F.O.T. ( f€@$ orange thing) on the interweb!!!

Jokes... ;)
rockranga
26/03/2010
3:21:02 PM
hahahaha

but what you don't realise is we're making progress, this time last year it was 'someone let a F.O.T. out of the cage'... now you're just worrying about the interwebs..... next we'll be allowed in public... then allowed to vote.... and eventually we'll run the planet... lol.... jokes on you!!


Also -

On 19/03/2010 widewetandslippery wrote:
>Nothing wrong whacking the yellow cord. Its in a mans nature. Flog it all
>you want but this is the last any of us need to know about it.

>Remember to let go when you come off though, otherwise you might screw your hands up.

Really, didn't someone say "when you come off you should have at least one had one the cord, keep your torso straight but your knee's bent and brace for impact".... isn't that what Bill said to Monica in the oval office

haha, jokes on Bill!!

ambyeok
26/03/2010
4:46:53 PM
In answer to your question: no, it is never to early to come off

Chuck Norris
26/03/2010
5:16:15 PM
On 26/03/2010 ambyeok wrote:
>In answer to your question: no, it is never to early to come off

I think you should get a woman's perspective on that.

ambyeok
27/03/2010
12:48:45 AM
On 26/03/2010 stugang wrote:
>On 26/03/2010 ambyeok wrote:
>>In answer to your question: no, it is never to early to come off
>
>I think you should get a woman's perspective on that.

Oh, theres a woman involved? Well thats a whole different matter...

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