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USnavy


Dec 7, 2012, 7:33 PM

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Re: [dynosore] 1996 Gear?
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dynosore wrote:
Halljt3 wrote:
I have also seen the 5 year rule through manufacturer recommendations. I have also heard nylon breaks down over time. Now with that said, manufactures absolutely have to cover there ass... not to mention need us to buy new gear. If nylon is properly stored (No exposure to UV, chemicals, moisture, etc.) what physical properties cause nylon to "break down over time"?

But, a rope that old with an unknown history isn't something I'd bet my life on.
Ironically you have done it more times than you know. What do you think happens when you rope up at the gym? Or you take a quick burn on someone's rope at the crag? What about the fixed draws on a route? Or even the bolts themselves? What about your partner's harness and belay device? The history of that equipment is unknown to you, and its proper operation is critical to your safety, but you trust the gear.


(This post was edited by USnavy on Dec 7, 2012, 7:35 PM)



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