Hey all, new member here from Hawaii. Recently I had a friendly disagreement with a good friend about who should throw the pull cord and when it should go down. Keep in mind that the canyons we run are normally wet and have textured waterfalls with many opportunities to snag ropes on little ledges and rocks. My friend believed that the LMAR should take the pull cord down as they go down. What I thought to be a good order of operations for a 3 person team was: 1st person: (As the carabiner block on top is backed up) Rappels down, clears the rope bag off any ledges it may have gotten caught on, secure the rappel line to the bottom of the drop, and communicates with the team on top of the drop to set the rope length once off rappel. 2nd person: (As the carabiner block on top is backed up) Clips rope bag containing pull cord onto harness, allow the pull cord to deploy as they go down, once they reach the bottom, set the pull cord off to the side, out of the way of the rappel strand. 3rd person (LMAR): Goes does and makes sure the rappel strand is set in a good location to minimize the risk of a stuck rope. With this order of operations, everyone plays a part in a safe rappel and hopefully easy rope retrieval. Also, the LMAR isn't overwhelmed and doesn't have to worry about the pull cord. IN ADDITION, after the 2nd person secures the pull cord, they can test the rope pull to see if the rope will release smoothly. When the pull cord is down, you have guys on the top and bottom of the drop to fix any errors if anything is wrong with the pull cord. If the LMAR takes the pull cord down and loses control of it and it goes out of his reach caught on a ledge somewhere, he must ascend—this problem is completely eliminated if the 2nd guy takes the pull cord down. Also I think it goes without saying, rope bags make everything smoother with pull cords too. Please share your thoughts on this sequence and if you like it or disagree with it and agree with my friend for any reason. Thanks!