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Nov 18, 2012, 7:08 PM

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Re: [Foolish] Tandem Rappel Pros/Cons
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Every one of those 'advantages' is totally unnecessary if you can competently rappel.

You also see to ignore the massive disadvantage of an incredibly awkward rappel. Awkwardness is blatantly dangerous if not performed carefully and slowly which pretty much nullifies any 'advantages' you list.

Foolish wrote:
Since both people are on one device, either person can control the rappel [if an autoblock is used and is in reach of both people].
I'm not sure why you would use an autoblock & two people controlling the rappel. That is just absurd!

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Standard rappelling requires each person to be competent.
Totally false. It is not difficult to safely rappel with one or several totally inexperienced people using standard rappelling techniques. I have done this on countless occasions.

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Exceedingly rarely, an issue may occur and the rappeller can be quite far from the partner [eg repeated question of how to save your partner if he's autoblocking or jamming the rope below you].
Again you seem to fail to understand the basics of rappelling and managing those less experience than you.

(This post was edited by patto on Nov 18, 2012, 7:10 PM)

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