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It is common knowledge that placing a knot in a strand of rope effectively reduces the strength of the rope. As roping technicians, our challenge is to be able to look at a system and undertake a critical
Many teams train with tall Artificial High Directionals (AHDs). Tall AHDs are not only more difficult to stabilise but also expose teams to greater risks in the event of tipping. An article on this subject is published here.
Sterling 5.9mm PowerCord Many companies manufacture small diameter, low stretch, high strength cord and these have mostly been marketed to rock climbers for setting multi-point anchors at belay stations. One such example is Sterling Rope’s PowerCord. The specifications
Pulley efficiency seems initially like a simple thing to measure, however it presents an excellent opportunity to consider various aspects of experiment design. Experiment design At face value it would seem that we could simply set up
Synthetic kernmantle rope has traditionally been characterised as either Dynamic or Static. These general terms have probably been derived from their intended use, specifically that activities with planned dynamic events should use dynamic ropes. The range of