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TECHNICAL FORUMS => Equipment => Topic started by: Mike Hopley on April 09, 2019, 06:32:55 pm

Title: Making adjustable cords from AS
Post by: Mike Hopley on April 09, 2019, 06:32:55 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/DqR4NH7.jpg)

Full cooking instructions (https://imgur.com/a/nLnLU20). For the ingredients, you'll need an AS (https://starlessriver.com/shop/rigging_and_bolting/amarrage_souple) with some longer Dyneema cord (https://starlessriver.com/shop/ropes_and_cords/pure_dyneema_5mm_per_metre).

You can do the same thing with just a bowline, but maybe this is more convenient to adjust?

There are other clever ways to do this -- at one point Starless River made ingenious adjustable footloops using two small rings, and the Petzl footloop is similar.
Title: Re: Making adjustable cords from AS
Post by: Andyj23UK on April 10, 2019, 09:02:47 pm
there are various bits of hardware marketed for hammock camping and tarps - that are very easy adjust and promise a 150kg working load capacity - that COULD be used with a peice of dyneema cord to create adjustible cave foot loops

SOME - have an " open cleat " that will obviously fall apart when dangling from harness - so are unsutible - but there are ones that will stay together too

just another idea for home brew - YMMV
Title: Re: Making adjustable cords from AS
Post by: Mike Hopley on April 11, 2019, 11:49:39 am
Good suggestion, thanks -- might try that sometime. :)