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donwanadi


Dec 15, 2011, 6:55 AM

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Re: [mnormand] Escape descenders-special need Q
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mnormand wrote:
Ah great stuff guys, thanks very much.

That rescue plate was somewhat interesting as I -thought- you pre-rigged and tested it utilizing as many holes as it took to get somewhat a hands free descent based on weight. I was immediately concerned with rope knotting/twisting/anything that would change the rate of descent, good or bad. Typically the plate would be located between the tree strap, and the harness lead, with the long tag end of the rope in a bag or hanging down the tree. In a fall the plate would let rope feed through for a reasonable descent.

I think you are misunderstanding how that plate works. The amount of friction does vary by how you rig it but you MUST control the free end. The descent speed if you are not controlling the brake end of the rope might not be free fall but you will still be seriously injured.


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