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Videos for newbies
mikebarter387
28/06/2009
1:10:16 AM
The Bolt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URXXnt83KyI
The Piton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLz6fgzHp1c
The Nut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twH8zUXSYuI
The Cam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL1wRnov_d4

IdratherbeclimbingM9
29/06/2009
7:17:59 PM
Interesting videos aimed more at the uninitiated in my opinion.

I disagree with the portion of 'The Nut' video where he refers to RP's as being something to mash into cracks with a hammer in old fashioned aid style, because they are 'soft'.
Copperheads and mashies maybe, but it would be sacrilige to do that to RP's because they are nuts! It would also be the most expensive mashie/copperhead one would ever use!!


I also disagree that, while holding a relatively full set of five or six RP's, he says they are only good for bodyweight. The smaller sizes yes-(ish) but sizes #4 and #5 are way better than that, depending on the placement they are used in.
I have had #3's take reasonable falls, but prefer to try not to load them with whippers ...

ajfclark
30/06/2009
11:56:13 AM
On 29/06/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>while holding a relatively full set of five or six RP's

Looks like 2 #0s, 2 #1s and a #2 or a #3 to me...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
30/06/2009
12:01:51 PM
I did not try to figure what sizes. Simply noted his handful. I think I was still shocked by his suggestion they should be treated like copperheads!

ajfclark
30/06/2009
12:10:45 PM
On 30/06/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>I was still shocked by his suggestion they should be treated like copperheads!

Indeed. Given that he seems to be on a tight budget I'm surprised he suggested it.

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