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mnutz


Jul 22, 2001, 11:23 AM
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I've been using the Silent Partner for about 6 months and I think it is awesome. I use it for self-belay top-roping, after much research it is the only method I would consider. It is self-feeding and it will lock-off a fall at any angle. I use it with a second rope with pre-tied loops for back-up.


mnutz


Jul 22, 2001, 11:45 AM
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I feel that my system of self-belay is safer than a human belayer. No room for human error, I'm completely confident in it.

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larryclimb


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I haven't used a silent partner, but I do use a solist. The Silent partner sounds like a works better, since a solist will not hold you if you fall upside down.


metoliusmunchkin


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I am curious myself to discover what exactly a silent partner is. I think that I have used/own one. It a silent partner a divice in which you attach to your harness, and the rope passes through it. The upward motion of the climbing allows the rope to pass through, although as soon as downward tension is pressed against the rope, a brake kicks in, and stope you from falling. Was that right? If so, I own one of these, and it was made specifically by the company my father works at: Domtar.


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