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billl7


Dec 24, 2012, 4:41 PM

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Re: [marc801] Rappel accident, 60' fall
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marc801 wrote:
I'm baffled by the amount of analysis and navel gazing over secondary crap like autoblocks ...

Folks commonly use backups to rappel. This one failed to perform in circumstances that would lead most who use them to rig one. Seems natural to want to understand the rigging mistakes which were poorly understand from at least 10 months ago up until as recently as about 10 posts ago (some would probably argue the problem is still not well understood and may never be).

Edit: The above statement that the rigging mistake was poorly understood 10 months ago may be wrong; see this post for tests that demonstrate the effect of clipping before or after the girth hitch.

marc801 wrote:
... for an accident that is the result of pure incompetence.

Right. Folks shouldn't overlook the fact that Matt was not ready to do that particular rap without active control by a competent person.

Perhaps RC.com needs a crusade regarding threads that present pure incompetence, that they must stay on topic. I'm sure the rest of us would be fine with starting a separate thread to dig into the details.

Bill L


(This post was edited by billl7 on Dec 27, 2012, 9:28 AM)



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