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donwanadi


Nov 28, 2011, 12:08 PM
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I picked up some of the 6mm PMI accessory cord sold off the spool at REI. Oddly enough, it so so stiff that a prussik will not engage even on 11mm rope. It feels almost like pit rope.

The sheath also appears to be significantly lower quality than Sterling's comparable offering. The posted specs show a strength of 6.8KN vs 8.8 for Sterling 6mm.

The marketing material claims it's for use as a prussik or haul line.....

Am I missing something?


shockabuku


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donwanadi wrote:
I picked up some of the 6mm PMI accessory cord sold off the spool at REI. Oddly enough, it so so stiff that a prussik will not engage even on 11mm rope. It feels almost like pit rope.

The sheath also appears to be significantly lower quality than Sterling's comparable offering. The posted specs show a strength of 6.8KN vs 8.8 for Sterling 6mm.

The marketing material claims it's for use as a prussik or haul line.....

Am I missing something?

Hopefully you're not missing an opportunity to take advantage of the REI return policy.


donwanadi


Nov 28, 2011, 1:05 PM
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I definitely will return it. I'm just not going to drive 20 minutes to return five dollars of accessory cord. I'll think of something else I 'need'. Crazy


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ianwatson


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i use the same stuff for prussiks, maybe you got a off batch?


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donwanadi


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The red/black is the PMI. I was able to get it to work with a friction knot last night but it takes two extra wraps and is not confidence inspiring. Definitely returning this.


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ianwatson


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red/black is what i use , i do 3 wrap and it works like a champ.


shellc0de


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I got the same accessory cord, I think I'm gona climb the tree and fall on the line and maybe that will loosen it up...tell ya how it goes.


shockabuku


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I got the same accessory cord, I think I'm gona climb the tree and fall on the line and maybe that will loosen it up...tell ya how it goes.

You're familiar with the Darwin Award? It sounds like you're going there.


shellc0de


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Lol, well I mean't tieing myself to a branch 30 feet up, and tying in so I can jump up and down on the rope in an attempt to stretch it...not actually fall Angelic


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