Brandon Smith

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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith wrote an answer about on October 14, 2010

Absolutely. Sterling Power Cord or Blue Water Titan Cord. If 6mm will fit use the Power Cord. If not use the 5.5mm Titan Cord. Tie the cord with a TRIPLE fisherman's knot!

http://www.sterlingrope.com/products/299074
http://www.bluewaterropes.com/

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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith wrote an answer about on September 27, 2010

If you need multiple biner's, get these ...
http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-quicksilver-screwgate-carabiner

If your lifting the entire boat with one biner, be safe and get a steel biner ...
http://www.backcountry.com/omega-pacific-1-2in-steel-large-d-screw-lok-carabiner

This biner is priced high because of the brand name and the locking type. You don't need this high priced biner for your application.

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Brandon Smith wrote a review of on June 9, 2010

5 5

There are lighter lockers out there (Wild Country Neon, Mad Rock SuperTech, etc.) But this is the lightest pear shape locker. I use this strictly for the master point and belay loop because it's munter hitch compatible. You can use these for building anchors or clipping into the anchor ... but like I said there's lighter and way cheaper lockers out there.

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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith wrote a review of on June 9, 2010

5 5

This device is amazing. Although, I want to make something clear. THIS DEVICE DOES NOT AUTO-LOCK. Mammut designed the device to have rope slip to make a more dynamic belay. The device works by pinching the rope between the carabiner and the device. The amount of pinch on the rope can also depend on the carabiner used (use an HMS carabiner only). I would call this an assisted belay device. It helps you catch the fall and makes it more dynamic for a smooth fall. I choose this over any other device for leading. It's light, works on skinny ropes (I use a 9.4mm rope), not mechanical, easy to use, and did I say light. #1 rule with any belay device ... keep your hand on the brake strand ALWAYS.

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Brandon Smith wrote an answer about on May 11, 2010

No!!! Do NOT use this harness to suspend the dog. Ruffwear does makes a strength-rated harness for dogs. It's called the DoubleBack harness. I would contact Ruffwear to verify the DoubleBack harness can be used for a paragliding application.

http://www.ruffwear.com/DoubleBack-Harness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjOuGD3M_Lc

I would think the setup would be something like this ...
Attach the harness using the tie in point (as shown in the video). Instead of tying in with a rope ... attach the harness to the paraglider using a sewn sling (Metolius PAS or Sterling Chain Reactor have loops so you can adjust easy) and two locking carabiners (black diamond quicksilver are cheap and will work perfect for this) opposite opposed.

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