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  1. #21
    Senior Member Scottybdiving's Avatar
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    Sep 2009
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    Spicewood, TX
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    Mine was a failure or ripped webbing strap on the Yampa River last summer. The whole camp heard it. It was slow rip and a thud and after they picked themselved up off the ground from laughing, they came to see if I was OK. I attributed it to sharp edges on the cinch buckles and possibly operator error by not making sure everything was alligned. However, I have since changed to descender rings.
    We are now ready to start our way down the Great Unknown.We are three quarters of a mile in the depth of the earth.We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknow river yet to explore.What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! We may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about freely this morning; but to me the cheer is somber and the jests are ghastly. Powell 1869

  2. #22
    New Member
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    Jan 2016
    Location
    Puerto Rico
    Hammock
    1.6oz hyperD DIY
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    Cinch buckle
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    I had a continuous loop made from a poorly tied double fisherman's knot fail. My butt hurt for like a month after that!

  3. #23
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    I had a sand anchor tear out of the ground and drop me in the middle of the night. I'm just glad I didn't get the 2x4 in the head.

    Before that, I had a material failure once that dropped me right on my *** THROUGH the hammock. It was a cheap POS I got on my travels.

  4. #24
    designer@quickdata.com's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Location
    Bend, OR
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    WBBB, WBRR, WL LiteOwl
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    OES, WL BullFro
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    HG UQ, TQ, WB UQ
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    I thought I'd try out one of those cheapie key fob carabiners that sell for about buck near the cash register when you are waiting in line. Because I knew it was a "test", I made sure the ground under me was soft. It didn't break right away. It gave me time to get comfortable and relax first.

    Brokenbiner.jpg

  5. #25
    Member clutch146's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    Location
    North Iowa
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    Chameleon
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    SLD Trail Haven
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    DIY down UQ/TQ
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    Becket hitch
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    Poor rope selection (noob at the time). It snapped and I fell only about 12", but it pulled a muscle right near my spine that set off the worst back spasms I've ever felt. Missed 2 days of work because I couldn't move. Amsteel to the rescue!

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