Todd Skinners failed harness - update

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MassiveD

Trad climber
Nov 28, 2014 - 09:44pm PT
"Despite the tendency of the climbing community to cling to 'it worked before' thinking, and to latch onto erroneous rumors about how to use gear, such as the one about not trusting your belay loop. So please, stop promoting rumors. Please, promote understanding and knowledge based in actual testing and engineering."

Too true, though 90% of the environment is improvised even if the main gear is well described in some literature. One wants to rely on the science, but not to the point that one looses the ability to rig for oneself.

There is something a little odder at play in these situations than cheapness. The loop could have been backed up with a knotted loop, in under a minute at any time. So whatever the motivation really is, thrills, styling etc... It can't really be put down to performance or cheapness. Some people may not be comfortable knotting their own gear, but that can hardly be the case for a pro.

Anyway, just tracking various Juki threads, back to work.
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