Discussion in 'Climbing and Rigging Equipment' started by jomoco, Jun 18, 2017.
Give it big dog claw clippin ability.
The slot of no return.
Just under 2 lbs now with no reel or magnets.
I keep tellin meself the ARP's are lightweights in the pistol world!
And don't be thinkin ARP's ain't real pistols!
There are ARP apps!
That kick like a 12 gauge!
I think of it as an attachable grenade launcher app.
Apparently Kevlar cord has the best heat resistance characteristics of all the cords, but very poor shock load resistance.
However the Kev cord I wanna test's rated for 780 lbs, and stuff I wanna lower'll come nowhere near that.
Still under 2 lbs here sans handle, reel n magnets.
Well I tore the ARP 9's braking mech apart and replaced it with an improved version. It works well enough on light stuff under 50 lbs now, but nothing heavier. Makes for a great line setting tool, and as a passive lowering line retrieval tool when I'm doing conventional lowering with a block n bull line, way out on laterals far from the COG.
The ARP 10's getting close to being finished, a few more magnets n doodads and it'll be ready for testing. The reel holds over 120 feet of 1.8 mm Kevlar cord rated at 750 lbs. twice what the ARP 9's reel can hold. Once the ARP 10's been drilled out for weight reduction I believe it'll weigh in at less than 3 lbs, two lbs lighter than the ARP 9, despite being bigger n longer.
Won't be long now until I can have enough confidence in both the ARP's performance n reliability to shoot a few vids of them in action.
This poor bloke suffers from the same disease I do!
Constantly stealing from Mother!
I built a pair of moon boots in the late 90's outta two pogo sticks modified and fitted to motoX boots.
It's a strange sensation to run taking fifteen to twenty foot strides, being able to jump over cars n boulders.
And yes, I wore a helmet n full motoX regalia on serious runs.
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