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"Pull cord" used for toggles?

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by hank moon, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    A cord used for pulling a rope through an anchor is called a "pull cord." What about a cord used for toggles? Toggle cord? Release cord?

    A nomenclature update might be useful to avoid having the "what are you using the pull cord for - pulling a rope or pulling/releasing a toggle?" discussion ad infinitum.

    Toggle = Fiddlestick / Smooth Operator / etc.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017
  2. Yellow Dart

    Yellow Dart It's only hubris if I fail.

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    Since buying the 300' dyneema cord from @ratagonia some months ago, as well as a spool of his 6mm pull rope, and having about 1000' of other various 3-5mm cords in the arsenal, my group has come to calling them as such:

    -The dyneema cord and it's corresponding bag are the "fiddle-cord"
    http://www.store.canyoneeringusa.co...el-1-8-x-300-feet/p/48720000/category=2490784

    -The 6mm poly cord is strong enough to rap on in a pinch; so while we bring it as a good, static pull, we know it can be used if necessary, so it's the "pull-rope" or "oopsie-cord"
    http://www.store.canyoneeringusa.co...-Pull-Cord-static/p/10914134/category=2490784

    - The other, stretchier ones are just pull cords. So stretchy we've all but stopped using them, because of their dastardly properties
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  3. Craig

    Craig Feeling My Way

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    I call my 3mm dyneema fiddlestick pullcord a "bow string".
  4. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    I don't think I've ever done a canyon with someone who calls a fiddlestick a toggle. Is that something being pushed by the manufacturer of the smooth operator?
  5. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Not so far as I’m aware. It’s a good generic term for the tool. It seems to be analogous to Kleenex/tissue brand/generic.

    Toggle... I may just adopt that nomenclature....


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