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#67426 - 02/20/13 03:57 AM Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall?
crackers Offline
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If I lead Madame G's using only double length slings, and I fall, will I fall double the distance?

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#67428 - 02/20/13 05:08 AM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: crackers]
worthrussell Offline
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This question makes zero sense. Why would a double length sling double the distance of a leader fall?

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#67431 - 02/20/13 11:03 AM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: worthrussell]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Only if you're using double ropes.

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#67450 - 02/21/13 06:49 PM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
quanto_the_mad Offline
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Yes, you would because you'd fall twice.
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#67451 - 02/21/13 08:40 PM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: quanto_the_mad]
Frank Florence Offline
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Yes, you would because you'd fall twice.

Come on, now. This is a serious discussion.

Unless you're referring to bouncing. I could see falling, decking with a good bounce, then falling again. Frequently the case with double length slings.

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#67467 - 02/22/13 04:52 PM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: Frank Florence]
SethG Offline
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You would fall further but not because of the slings, but because of that particular climb. Madame G's has greater "G" forces than other climbs.
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#67496 - 02/25/13 01:49 PM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: SethG]
donald perry Offline
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I don't use slings most of the time. I stopped using them after I fell a little too far one time. I do a lot of down climbing to remove gear to remove rope drag, and then I may put some slings. There is no need to take those longer falls with slings.
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#67521 - 02/26/13 03:28 PM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: donald perry]
tradjunkie Offline
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If you climb Double-issima with double ropes and double slings, you will actually fall 8 times as far.

This is why you should never climb with half length slings - you just won't fall far enough.

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#67522 - 02/26/13 04:00 PM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: donald perry]
retroscree Offline
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Originally Posted By: donald perry
I don't use slings most of the time. I stopped using them after I fell a little too far one time. I do a lot of down climbing to remove gear to remove rope drag, and then I may put some slings. There is no need to take those longer falls with slings.

You might want to look up the definitions of facetious, parody, and satire.

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#67523 - 02/27/13 03:01 AM Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? [Re: retroscree]
Ralph Offline
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Facetiously contains all the vowels. In order.

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