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beanny


Dec 21, 2001, 7:24 PM
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hi guys. how long should the sling of a quickdraw be? does the length has a effect on the overall weight of the rack?


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Dec 22, 2001, 12:33 AM
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it's not so much weight you should be worried about.

think about it: the longer the sling, the further the fall. may be a good idea to use a short sling on the the first clip so you don't deck, eh?

then comes trad. for instance, placement of gear within a crack. put a short sling on there, the rope has to go into the crack a bit, which is not good. a longer sling, and the rope follows a more even line.

there are other pros/cons but that's my little 2 cents worth....


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Dec 22, 2001, 8:52 AM
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you can alway get a longer sling and then double, triple....... it back. Then if you ever need a longer one you just let it out to the length you need.


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