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Jan 29, 2007, 6:31 AM
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So after toying with tons of different hardware I've began wondering if those old figure 8's we've been relegating to ebay & the bottom of our gear closest wouldn't be better to use for the highline attachment point for a leash than steel rap rings.

Their rated, we belay off them (ok, historically anyway) and they have a large clearance with minimal weight compared to steel rings.

Is there any obvious reason why figure 8's aren't more commonly used?


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Jan 29, 2007, 11:38 AM
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slacklinejoe wrote:
Is there any obvious reason why figure 8's aren't more commonly used?

They have been used and work fine. Rap rings are not as expensive. Always use two.


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My mate has used them ok before, My only slight concern is that 'if' a mainline were to break on a long line then they might get quite hot in the same way that a belay does on a long abseil. I have just bought a pair of 4" x 1/2" (boat mooring) rings and have them on seperate rope, taped every foot or so:

Areyoumydude, do you have a specific reason to say always use 2?


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Areyoumydude, do you have a specific reason to say always use 2?

I won't answer for Larry but generally speaking that's the creedo for most highline gear at a minimum. No, or minimal single failure parts (1 harness, sometimes 1 strand for a lease - that's about all the single point places).

In this case figure 8's of course are more expensive new, but frick I've got 4 extras in the closet where my steel rap rings keep getting loaned out never come back home. Besides, they *might* slide smoother & offer more clearance.


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Areyoumydude, do you have a specific reason to say always use 2?

I'm sure one would be fine but two is your back up. I also like to use two leashes for the same reason.


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