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Spot the mistakes

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:37 am
by stillemans
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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!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:28 am
by illona
Ha, yeah. I also saw that pic. A roommate brought it in and pretty much also said \"spot the mistake\".

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:36 am
by Mark
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:

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:45 am
by DBez
What a dumbass photo ! Maybe she is superstrong , without fear...ha, ha, ha, ha . Shape , gmmf..ze spit on you !

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:38 am
by tangy
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!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:49 am
by Mark
They wont have a climber on staff for long :lol:

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:07 pm
by cardinal_guntz
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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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:12 pm
by JonoJ
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:

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:39 am
by tangy
Ha ha!! LOL!

on the subject...daisy chains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:40 am
by Chalk
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?



Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:10 pm
by scottnoy
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...

see the B/D Website

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:21 pm
by Chalk
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!!!

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:32 pm
by cardinal_guntz
Hi Chalk

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

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:33 pm
by guest
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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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:32 am
by JonoJ
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.