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Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 16, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
Credit: Mark Force

Material - Bluewater tubular climbing spec nylon webbing
Width - 15mm (~9/16")
Length - 5'5" (65" or 1.65 meter)
Knot - Grapevine
Strength - 4500lb (~20kN)
Weight - 1.5 oz (43g)
Cost - $1.65

Useful characteristics - knot can be undone for threading and for leaving on rappels, stretch makes for dynamic loading of protection and anchors*, does not weaken with repeated loading*, can be used as prussik or kleimheist*, knot can be jammed in cracks Dresden style or used to secure the runner on a flake.

*unlike dyneema/spectra
Ian Jewell

climber
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Credit: trenchtown times sports section
Credit: ziggy marley's photo album
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Yeah, him, too!
sullly

Trad climber
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
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High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:34pm PT



http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr5DouXRv0k
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Mo Farah
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
The one that holds your fall!
sullly

Trad climber
Nov 16, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
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Grete Waitz

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Prefontaine
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 16, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
I agree with the OP (finally learned that waterknots slowly worked loose), Bolt and Prefontaine
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 16, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Sure, Usain Bolt in the sprints - I never thought the 100m would go below 9.70, not to mention under 9.60!


Hicham El Guerrouj - 1500m, mile, 3000m
In the 1500m he has 9 of the top 13 times ever run
http://www.alltime-athletics.com/m_1500ok.htm

W sprints - would be:
Florence Griffith-Joyner, but she was so much better than the rest I think she probably used steroids for training.
Her stride in the 200m was sooo smooth, too bad if it's too good to be true.

W distance:
Paula Radcliffe - people say her marathon world record is so much faster than any other every run that it may never be broken

http://www.alltime-athletics.com/wmaraok.htm
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
But watch out for Mo..... a 5,000/10,000 meter guy who after only a month of speed training runs a 3.28 1,500 hundred....the record, old as it is, could fall.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 16, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
Mo Farah has a great kick. He might lower his 1500m time, and maybe even threaten 3:26.00 .

But in his main events 5k and 10k, he is more of a racer, using his kick.
Kenenisa Bekele holds the WRs in both events. I don't think Mo has given a serious try at getting a top time in those events, and I'm not sure how he would do. Bekele in his top form could hold a hard pace, or he could kick, so he was undefeated for quite awhile.
MisterE

climber
Nov 16, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 16, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
^^^^^


Mr E!!


Your gunna dyyyyyyyyyyneema!!!!!
coloradohigh

Trad climber
rocky mountain trench
Nov 16, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Don't forget about Emil Zatopek.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Nov 17, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Obviously Billy Mills. Came from one of the most obscure places in this country and won gold in the Olympics. No one thought he had a chance.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 17, 2013 - 12:42am PT
One of the cool things on youtube in the past couple of years is that
the IOC has converted a lot of their classic film footage and put it on
youtube to watch for free.






Quality stuff. A lot better than the grainy bootlegs that had been put up by random folks in the past from VHS, etc.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 17, 2013 - 12:50am PT
The greatest running athlete the world has ever seen.

100miles 11hrs 46m 37s

1000miles 10d 10h 30min 36s

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