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  1. M

    New GEO 'Kingsdale' Suits

    I believe it's just because there's no retail markup (being sold direct rather than by another person needing to make money)
  2. M

    Fenix torch lens issue

    Lot more people are using them than have had issues though
  3. M

    No spray paint please!

    Well, the miners & tourists started it...
  4. M

    Fenix torch lens issue

    My lens was damaged by sparks whilst using a grinder to cut up scaffolding...
  5. M

    Expedition training

    Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but slightly better than version one - just don't try it with an ID as you'll probably end up permanently suspended!
  6. M

    AI Wezzit

    That could be painful...
  7. M

    Expedition training

    Yes, I jokingly meant relative motion rather than the special or general theories - the difference in gravity is negligible whether you are 5m or 80m up that rope, so you are doing the same work (it's analogous to running the opposite way on a moving train - you are doing 5mph, the train is also...
  8. M

    Fenix torch lens issue

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printed_circuit_board https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Management_Bus
  9. M

    Expedition training

    But, as the rope moves down you are being taken down by it, so still have to step up to counteract it. The problem is creating an effective balancing system. (You need to consider relativity & that the acceleration is gravity...)
  10. M

    Expedition training

    The NSS example would be holding part of your body weight on the floating pulley. A winch controlled one would be a different matter, but that's not what the other link suggested either.
  11. M

    Expedition training

    That depends if you're suspended or just hanging from your ascenders. The important thing with belayed rope climbing is that they keep you as high as possible without being able to reach the "roof" (or if you want to make it really difficult, keep them just off the floor!)
  12. M

    AI Wezzit

    It's a rock shelter
  13. M

    New GEO 'Kingsdale' Suits

    AV describe their non cordura suits as being "high tenacity ( or resistant / resistance, depending on their translation) polyurethane coated polyamide" More info on cordura: You can get dyneema clothing:
  14. M

    Fenix torch lens issue

    Yes, they sell them, but not originally made for.
  15. M

    Fenix torch lens issue

    They weren't designed for caving use.
  16. M

    New GEO 'Kingsdale' Suits

    As mentioned in the AV thread, the kiwis are making suits with Kevlar reinforcing for £240 (which is only £50 more than their cordura): https://www.aspiring.co.nz/product/cave-overalls-kevlar/
  17. M

    Veryovkina Cave - Geologist and Guide wanted

    Indeed the Republic of Abkhazia is a partially recognised state, by Russia and a few of their supporters, but considered part of Georgia by most of united nations. Exploration has been done by Moscow cave clubs. I expect being one of the deepest is seen as more saleable.
  18. M

    New GEO 'Kingsdale' Suits

    Apparently the titan is polyamide, so doesn't have a cordura denier rating
  19. M

    BCA Council Elections

    That is what Katie said on other thread
  20. M

    New GEO 'Kingsdale' Suits

    100 trips + 50 is not a short suit life ...
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