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Standalone W'anchor(Water Anchor) final test

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by Steve Woodford, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Steve Woodford

    Steve Woodford

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  2. Steve Woodford

    Steve Woodford

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    Testing the prototype of the W'anchor retrievable water anchor. This is suspended with 33 gallons. Thats over 273lbs! When the cord was pulled (with 2 fingers!), the W'anchor emptied in 6 seconds... Will never need this much except maybe on a completely flat surface...going into full production in the next month. The actual cable release system is not shown in this picture but is the same as the Sandtrap-integrated version....
  3. Rapterman

    Rapterman

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    NICE!!!!
    ....whats that ladder rated for?
    :D
  4. Steve Woodford

    Steve Woodford

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  5. Canyon Monkey

    Canyon Monkey Useful Idiot

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    Canyon Monkey Useful Idiot

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  7. Craig

    Craig Feeling My Way

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    What is the reason for making the water release toggle so easily pulled? I would think a more difficult pull would be safer.
  8. Canyon Monkey

    Canyon Monkey Useful Idiot

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    There is a technique to minimize the chance of a accidental pull for the last person down in the full instructional video. You basically are laying a few long loops of the pull cord in front of the anchor and placing the tensioned rappel rope on top of them as you get over the edge (to keep them in place). It is locked off for everyone else. It would be easy to make the pull harder if you wanted to. This is an advanced anchor tool and expert care must be given to use properly.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2018