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Aug 25, 2011, 3:56 AM

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Re: [Guran] O-n-O lockers unsafe?
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Guran wrote:
I also agree that D-shaped biners can pinch the rope thus nullifying the effect of a greater bend radius which is one good reason to add a second biner.

I know the conventional wisdom that the pinch adds more wear and tear to a rope, but I've never heard that it amounts to reducing the rope-bearing radius to one biner. In since I first owned d-shaped biners, I've almost always reversed and opposed them, and if I've experienced any decrease in the life of my rope, it's been so slight that I haven't noticed. I think rope-on-rock contact is a far greater concern.

I'm with everybody who thinks arguing over lockers, reversed and opposed or otherwise, vs. reversed and opposed non-lockers is a waste of time.


(This post was edited by j_ung on Aug 25, 2011, 8:12 AM)



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