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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pynkchink, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. pynkchink

    pynkchink

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    question for everyone and anyone: what does everyone use for their knot peg anchor (smooth operator, fiddlestick etc.) pull cord? please specify favorite diameter and lengths.
  2. 2065toyota

    2065toyota

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    Fiddlestick.

    Imlay 6mm pull cord

    Whatever length I need. 50' to 340'
  3. Deagol

    Deagol too many hobbies

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    The "Rap-sure" (a holier version of the Smooth Operator).. discussed a while ago on this forum.
    Same dimensions as Smooth Operator.. except for the holes. (also have a few spare Smooth Operators as back-up)

    6MM pull cord

    Edit: thanks Tom for correcting my spelling error....
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  4. Tom Collins

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    Fiddlestick and whatever rope I'm using in the canyon if it's less than 150', anything over that I use Amsteel blue 1/8"
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  5. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    chord. ???
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  6. Zach Olson

    Zach Olson

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    200ft of 2mm Dyneema pull cord and Smooth Operator stuffed into an arborist throw line sack. I also keep 200ft of 6mm pull cord at the bottom of my pack as a backup.
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  7. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    I use a FiddleStick which has a leader cord on it. For retrieval, I am very circumstance-specific.

    Generally, I try to use regular ropes if the rap is 60' or less, and if there are only a few knot-peg anchors.

    Next in line is using a 6mm polyester static pull cord, either 120' or 200'. When using this, the peg is stored in the ropebag with the cord between uses.

    If the Peg pull is gonna be more than 120 feet (depending), I'll go to the super pull cord, 1/8" dyneema. But the super pull cord is such a pain to manage, I tend to use it as little as possible.

    As far as Chords go, I am a sucker for big full chords, like the E flat Major that starts this little song:

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  8. John Diener

    John Diener

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    300' 1/8" dyneema in an oversized (for that amount of cord) bag (bagarino) that makes stuffing pretty darn easy. But if the rap is less than around 100', depending upon geometry, I may use any other available rope for the pull. The more the pull lies against/on ground/rock before the drop, the longer I'll go before deploying dyneema (a somewhat generalized/simplified rule of thumb for my thinking... there can be other factors). Note that sometimes the rap line is also the pull line ("U" config). BTW TreC, does that Blue guy have some more advanced Operating techniques for us?
    -john
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  9. hank moon

    hank moon kinetically bulbous

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    John, you and @ratagonia are using 1/4" (i.e. ~6mm) Dyneema, which I haven't seen in the field. Would you give the brand and model of this cord?
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    John Diener

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    Hank, sorry, brain cramp... I meant 1/8"... editing my post above. Samson AmSteel.
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  11. ratagonia

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