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atrokz rasoulution's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 17:49
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How Did Fabio Wibmer Ride That Dam Wall?
@madriaanse: you mean climbing.com We are just discussing something we like. Stick to knitting we will climb instead.
atrokz mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 13:02
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November 2016 - Good Month or Bad Month
yea I'm not sure how that didn't make the list. Huge news that removes two great riders from a team.
atrokz mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 13:01
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November 2016 - Good Month or Bad Month
@ledude: Mattis is a brilliant choice. the others, not so much. but that one, damn that's good.
atrokz mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 12:42
15 hours
Alutech Unveil the Sennes DH 29
@RedBurn: having been to St Anne many times, I can assure you it's hardly a straight course. It's actually very technical in the woods. Well worth the visit. 29er may suit the open sections, but when you see how that place destroys wheels, and the technicality of the woods, you'd be surprised.
atrokz rasoulution's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 11:12
16 hours
How Did Fabio Wibmer Ride That Dam Wall?
@whatyousaid: thats true, it would pull up on the guy. even a second safety for the team would extend safety greatly
atrokz rasoulution's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 10:58
17 hours
How Did Fabio Wibmer Ride That Dam Wall?
@sideshowb: by definition it's static (body belay is using your body with rope tied around it for friction to slow your decent down, lots of people died this way). but in this instance, a fall would require a transition from rope team to belay and an anchor. Guess it could be a belay ultimately if he fell as the safety man would need to anchor and begin to belay at that point.
atrokz rasoulution's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 10:57
17 hours
How Did Fabio Wibmer Ride That Dam Wall?
@whatyousaid: I agree that is was a bit dangerous. but that dude does look like he weighs a good amount more than him. and agree, there would be a transition from rope team to belay in the instance of a fall. car handy would have been ideal too, at the very least to pull him up.
atrokz rasoulution's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 10:27
17 hours
How Did Fabio Wibmer Ride That Dam Wall?
@whatyousaid: as above, I don't believe this is not belaying. there is no variance in rope length, he's not climbing, there is nothing solid being tied off. the safety man isn't belaying him up or down off a fixed object (belaying), he's not climbing up or down. it's simply a safety rope. Similar as safety rope a roofer uses which we call 'fall arrest', exact same as a rope team in mountaineering. the only similarity is he is keeping a constant tension or lack thereof and his equipment is climbing equipment. he is not using it to lower or raise the rope, it's in a constant length and it's solely for safety fall arrest, not climbing up or down. thats my take on it as least, same as Cirest. I used to climb fwiw. this is the correct term: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope_team further: "Belay: A safety technique where a stationary climber provides protection by means of ropes, anchors and braking devices or techniques, to an ascending or descending partner. A static belay is when a fall is held fast. A dynamic belay is when a fall is brought to a gradual stop by allowing the rope to slide somewhat to not overload the anchor with the force of the fall. Static belay is often used on ice and rock where the anchors are bombproof and the pitch is near vertical. Dynamic belay is often used on snow where the anchors are questionable and the slope is angled enough the climber can slide a small distance without injury." http://santiamalpineclub.org/mountain/climbing/terms/ No anchors, not belaying. a body is not an anchor. even a running belay is anchored.
atrokz rasoulution's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 10:19
17 hours
How Did Fabio Wibmer Ride That Dam Wall?
@sideshowb: I don't believe this is not belaying. there is no variance in rope length, he's not climbing, there is nothing solid being tied off. the safety man isn't belaying him up or down, he's not climbing up or down. it's simply a safety rope. Same as safety rope a roofer uses which we call 'fall arrest'. the only similarity is he is keeping a constant tension or lack thereof and his equipment is climbing equipment. he is not using it to lower or raise the rope, it's in a constant length and it's solely for safety fall arrest, not climbing up or down. thats my take on it as least, same as Cirest. I used to climb fwiw.
atrokz rasoulution's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 9:33
18 hours
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