Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall?

Posted by: crackers

Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/20/13 03:57 AM

If I lead Madame G's using only double length slings, and I fall, will I fall double the distance?
Posted by: worthrussell

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/20/13 05:08 AM

This question makes zero sense. Why would a double length sling double the distance of a leader fall?
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/20/13 11:03 AM

Only if you're using double ropes.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/21/13 06:49 PM

Yes, you would because you'd fall twice.
Posted by: Frank Florence

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/21/13 08:40 PM

Quote:
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.
Posted by: SethG

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/22/13 04:52 PM

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.
Posted by: donald perry

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/25/13 01:49 PM

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.
Posted by: tradjunkie

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/26/13 03:28 PM

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.
Posted by: retroscree

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/26/13 04:00 PM

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.
Posted by: Ralph

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/27/13 03:01 AM

Facetiously contains all the vowels. In order.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/27/13 09:32 PM

Originally Posted By: tradjunkie
If you climb Double-issima with double ropes and double slings, you will actually fall 8 times as far.


grin
Posted by: berlin

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 02/28/13 08:05 PM

trolllllll
Posted by: browndog2

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 03/04/13 07:11 PM

crackers yer gonna need to upgrade ur troll material library. i very clearly remember fallin for this exact troll about 8 or 9 years ago when i was still employed. it was one of those rare days when i actually had to get somethin done but took a few minutes to rebut th thesis and then got swept up in th sihtstorm of honest debate and giggling trolls. ah memories.
Posted by: chip

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 03/04/13 09:06 PM

Browndog, I can now honestly refute all the Alzheimer's rumors about you.
Posted by: quanto_the_mad

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 03/06/13 08:30 PM

Crackers isn't a troll... but sometimes the smell of fresh NWD and lack of sleep makes him a little loopy.
Posted by: strat

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 04/10/13 02:07 AM

They were the good old days, browndog.
Posted by: Mark Heyman

Re: Double Length Slings? Double Distance Fall? - 04/14/13 12:46 AM

Originally Posted By: SethG
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.


Only when you're on it SethG!