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jberk


Jul 2, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Hey I have a quick question maybe someone can help me out with. When racking trad draws this is the technique I seem to find everywhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4QfF-_gAZ4 Why is this method used as opposed to just twisting the sling and combining the loops? I understand that the racking technique creates 3 loops in the carabiner as opposed to just 2 from twisting. Is this a safety issue or just keeps the slings shorter while on your harness? Thanks


Marylandclimber


Jul 2, 2013, 11:53 AM
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I love Mike Barter's comment. But anyway to answer your question I don't think it matters the way in the video I think is easiest.


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The triple loop allows you to keep it short and extend relatively quickly single handed. The twist will always be extended and shortening it is fairly difficult with one hand.

If you know you will only require extended draws then the best way is to just carry them open and over the shoulder with 1 carabiner clipped to each length.


acorneau


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With the method nearly everyone uses... just pick an end (doesn't matter which one) drop out two of the three loops (again, doesn't matter which two) and it extends perfectly.

Voila!


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acorneau wrote:
With the method nearly everyone uses... just pick an end (doesn't matter which one) drop out two of the three loops (again, doesn't matter which two) and it extends perfectly.

Voila!
That makes a ton of sense.. Thanks so much!


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