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lanew


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What's everyone using for anchors? Pre-sewn slings/runners, or are you just using webbing with knots at each end?

If you're buying them, can you give me a link of which one.

Also, what is a good length for anchors?

Thanks!


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I've got a "bunch" of 12-14" and a few 24" pre-sewn slings. They're a good deal, since every sling is consistent in length, so it's easy to "equalize" a mono-directional anchor...no fuss, no muss.....

But, I also buy 1" webbing in 100'+ sections and usually have a couple daisy-chains of it hanging off of me for anchor building. And, I've got about 30' of 8mm cordelette for anchor building too.

So, although pre-sewn slings are sweet, you'll probably want to have a large quantity of 11/16" or 1" webbing on hand that you can custom cut as needed, for whatever.


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Sterling rope has type 18 webbing sewn runners, or will custom sew runners of type 18 to any length you want, if one wants some waaay strong stuff...


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my slackline is girth hitched to one end, then clove hitched to the tensioning biners. the tensioning end is also girth hitched to the tree and clove hitched to the other tensioning biners. fully adjustable, all knotted, works great. fast, simple, adjustable


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Alright, next question:

What is the difference between slings, runners and rabbit runners?
Where/why would you use a daisy chain?
Nylon or Dyneema?
What lengths are other people using?


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Slings and runners are generally the same thing though it seems that sling usually refers to sewn ones and runners to tied ones; they're both a loop. Rabbit runners are a sling with a small (rated) sewn loop on both ends; it's mostly a single strand.

Daisies are for giving to pretty girls, your mom/grandmother, and for aid climbing.

Nylon has more stretch than dyneema. Dyneema is/is like spectra and is very strong but very static.


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Thanks for al the replies so far.

So I would want Type 3 or Type 5 sling?


Also, what lengths are other people using?


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They're both good. I like type five because i can manipulate it some, but its good to have a collection of a few different types.

I recommend buying hundred foot strand of 1 in webbing so you can cut and tie to whatever you think you may need it for.


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lanew wrote:
Thanks for al the replies so far.

So I would want Type 3 or Type 5 sling?
[image]http://www.manutel.com/graphics/nylon_slings.jpg[/image]

Also, what lengths are other people using?

All of these are from a riggers handbook. The key function being that these riggers are the types you see alongside cranes and on construction sites. THere are several differences between what and how they rig and the what and how of how we rig. As long as you know the differences it's cool to use there pics. But don't ry going to a shop and tellling them you want a type 3 runner. You'll get a funny look at best.


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Yeah, good point greenketch.

They are from a riggers handbook, and yes, I was just using the picture as a reference to the difference types.


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lanew wrote:
Thanks for al the replies so far.

So I would want Type 3 or Type 5 sling?
[image]http://www.manutel.com/graphics/nylon_slings.jpg[/image]

Also, what lengths are other people using?


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I use Polyester Industrial Roundslings (AKA "Spansets") for everything these days (highlines, lowlines, and long lines). The working load limit (WLL) of the ones I use is 5300 lbs. in a dead vertical lift, and they have a safety factor of 5:1, which means they won't break until 26,500 lbs. Overkill? Maybe, but I never have to worry about an anchor blowing.


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When they give a length for a sling, do they give the length of the entire webbing, or the webbing folded in half?

IE: a 36" sling laid down as a circle, would it have a 36" circumference or 72" circumference.


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They're measured end to end. So a 36" round sling would have a circumference of 72".


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