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stillemans
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Spot the mistakes

Postby stillemans » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:37 am

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I saw this picture in 2007 Shape Magazine calendar. It took me a while to focus beyond the woman but then I was like...WTF?!? I'VE BEEN ABSEILING INCORRECTLY ALL THESE YEARS!!! Her ATC is clipped to her leg loop and I didn't think that the wire on an ATC could even hold a person. But then, wait, is she climbing? She must be really good to climb a painted wall, especially on trad!

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Postby illona » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:28 am

Ha, yeah. I also saw that pic. A roommate brought it in and pretty much also said \"spot the mistake\".

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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:36 am

Clueless! Nice photo and all but I wish all these art directors would do just a little research. Have you seen in some movies how the cars SQUEAL to a stop on a dirt road?

But more importantly what if someone actually copies what she has done and gets hurt? or even worse falls to the ground making a large thud and thus scares a nesting bird? :lol:

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Postby DBez » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:45 am

What a dumbass photo ! Maybe she is superstrong , without fear...ha, ha, ha, ha . Shape , gmmf..ze spit on you !

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Postby tangy » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:38 am

What a bad pic, hey?

My boyfriend wrote a short e-mail to the editor of Shape pointing out a few obvious mistakes.... Her response was pretty pathetic. Something along the lines of the fact that they have a climber on staff who advised them?? What?? So be on the look out for a climber with these \"new found\" techniques, maybe they can teach us a thing or two!!

I really hope someone doesn't go out an copy what they see in the pic.. must say I'm very dissapointed with the apathetic response we got from Shape, assuming no responsibility what so ever!

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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:49 am

They wont have a climber on staff for long :lol:

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Postby cardinal_guntz » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:07 pm

Maybe it's a 'self belay' technique we don't know about - LOL! But seriously though, I have heard tyres squeal on sand roads - especially really skinny tyres on very compact sand roads.

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Postby JonoJ » Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:12 pm

tangy wrote:.... Her response was pretty pathetic. Something along the lines of the fact that they have a climber on staff who advised them?? ....


prolly a boulderer!

:twisted:

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Postby tangy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:39 am

Ha ha!! LOL!

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on the subject...daisy chains

Postby Chalk » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:40 am

For once I read the manual... and it confused me! (no comments please) I got a Black Diamond daisy chain. The booklet had the attached picture in it. Could someone explain what's the problem with the striked out picture?
As far as their recommendation goes - I thought it was a big no-no to have two screw gates locked off on each other?



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Postby scottnoy » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:10 pm

Chalk,
Haven't seen the pic...
but I know it's NB not to clip a biner through ajoining loops of a daisy chain, as these connections are a fair bit weaker than the main webbing join. And therefore, if the clipped connection should break (potential with high load force), you would be a serious trouble ;-)
Besides that, it makes no practical sense anyway...
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see the B/D Website

Postby Chalk » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:21 pm

Thanks Scotty!!! Hmm I took a tour of the BD website and saw the video clip of what happens ... quite shocking ... I'm still here so I guess I never did it!!!

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Postby cardinal_guntz » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:32 pm

Hi Chalk

Won't you please post the URL for the BD information?

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Postby guest » Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:33 pm

yep, it's a big daisy chain mistake that!!

the link is: http://www.bdel.com/gear/daisys.php

click on the video link

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Postby JonoJ » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:32 am

guest wrote:yep, it's a big daisy chain mistake that!!



Hmm, I was always under the impression that the biggest daisy chain mistake was to get the boy girl boy girl order wrong!!

:shock: Gulp.... eeucch! Err, I mean... umm anyway. Moving on swiftly.


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