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Partner jhundrup


Feb 6, 2001, 1:22 PM
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How old are you, 16? Oh...you are. Consider a pair of shoes that someone bought and decided they were too tight after a couple of days on the rock. If the rubber isn\'t chewed up that is a pretty good indication of use and history. Also consider a set of hexcentrics. Since they are made of aluminum you can easily look for gouges and cracks. Simply replace the chord on the hexcentrics and you are good to go. Before telling everyone to think you should consider all posibilities first. Also in your profile you stated that it takes no talent to play other sports like basketball, so I will watch for you in the NBA.

powell7767 (Chris Denyes) wrote:

>This is crazy..do you know the history of your gear.. you should.. you kow what your gear has been throuhg and you know its limitations. but after you sell it to someone else. they have no clue of what is going on. unless you want to risk your life or others. i suggest you invest the amount of money it takes to buy you own NEW gear. it doesn\'t have to be the best gear it just has to get the job done. so please think and don\'t buy used gear.. By the way any climbers near chcago want to hook up and go climbing..
>E mail POWELL7767@AOL.COM
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>LATER, CHRIS DENYES


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right on Jared!


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Don\'t get me wrong, I would never buy a used rope, carabiner, or many other items to climb with. My reply was to the fact that he said \"think people and never buy used gear\" because there are many things that can be sold here. As for beginners, I would encourage them to learn climbing with close friends and experienced climbers before they just start buying gear, new or used. As for experienced climbers, it is up to them to decided if their gear is safe or not through inspection and useage history. There is also the thought that maybe I want to buy a used rope, some old carabiners and some old cams to hang on the wall in my office. I understand that he makes a good point but you don\'t get very far with people by insulting them.

Jared

dmerman (David Emerson) wrote:

>Jared, Chris does make a good point. A lot of gear I wouldn\'t buy used. Like ropes or harnesses. Climbing is not the safest sport. I wouldn\'t put my life in the hands of some one I don\'t know. You also have to wonder why they are selling this gear. Chris is not %100 right,B-Ball does take talent. But people should watch out when buying used gear.


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