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linvillelover


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safe to use slackine gear for climbing?
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Is it safe to return my climbing gear to my rack after using it on the slackine?

it consisted of two nice locking ovals, and steel pear shaped.

i watched one non-locking oval somehow stretch to where the gate wouldnt close while under tension. once released, it went back into the correct shape.


somehow this slightly worries me.

will i die?


kyleshea


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Is it safe to return my climbing gear to my rack after using it on the slackine?

it consisted of two nice locking ovals, and steel pear shaped.

i watched one non-locking oval somehow stretch to where the gate wouldnt close while under tension. once released, it went back into the correct shape.


somehow this slightly worries me.

will i die?

is it worth it to find out. pretty sure anyone i know absolutely refuses to use slackline gear for climbing.


chalker7


Feb 13, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Don't do it. Maybe if I knew you I would want you to put yourself in a potential death situation, but maybe I wouldn't either. So, as a default I will reluctantly not wish death upon you. So don't do it.


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That's a big negative. Looks like you have some dedicated slack gear.


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I don't know that its a bad idea, but it seems like enough of a bad idea that I don't, especially since its so easy to minimize risk by not mixing the two.

Probably, yes, its ok. But there's NO data one way or the other, and I've got enough spare gear that its not a problem to err on the side of caution.


linvillelover


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wonderful! so i just lost two nice ovals i used for climbing.


thanks.
i wont put my life on them.


Just-slackin-thru


Feb 13, 2008, 6:34 PM
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Maybe you could get a handful of steel carabiners for slacklining, as slacklining generates larger loads than climbing. The Omega Pacific steel locking modified D's are my favorite (7/16" or 1/2"), and they have a favorable shape for line locker configurations. By not screwing up your climbing gear it will probably be cheaper (and more importantly, safer) in the long run. And you can also use those steel biners for canyoneering, as sandy ropes damage aluminum biners on rapel.


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It seems that you aren't getting an in your face answer here. Do NOT use any of that gear for climbing. Not beiners or webbing or anything else. You put a lot more stress on the gear when slacking then you do climbing, and being that you would rather be sure of your gear when you're high enough off the deck to go splat when you blow a beiner, it's worth buying new gear. Some people find that it's good to mark your slacking beiners so you don't use them on a wall, but it's up to you. It may not be the world's biggest risk, but it's not one you want to take. On the upside, now you have beiners for slacking, which is totally worth it.


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