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Self belay 29-Jan-2012 At 7:12:44 PM Paul
On 27/01/2012 phillipivan wrote:
>Because of the wide hole which you clip into the microcender it is possible
>to load the carabiner in such a fashion that it torques the spine of the
>carabiner. I recall thinking, disconcerted, that it did so in a fashion
>not so dissimilar to the mode in which figure 8s have broken the gates
>off locking carabiners when a small amount of slack has been allowed to
>develop during an abseil.
>That said, I have yet to fall and die because of it (quite some recommendation,
>yes I know).

The instructions which came with my microcender said not to use a karabiner because of this and to use a mallion instead

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