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Backstrap Assassin

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I'm not sure if this company is new but it looks like they are making some cool quality products.

Do you guys see anything wrong with this type of amsteel tether? I'm currently running a ropeman but I've been thinking about getting rid of it anyways and going to a prussic on my tether. This would be extremely light and pack soo small.

 

BOWHUNTER14

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The thing to remember about amsteel is it doesn't like friction... idk if I personally would use a amsteel tether but that Is just me. I'm sure others will chime in
 

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I’ve thought about amsteel for a tether, but I heard friction/heat could be a concern?
 

TooheyBirdie

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I'd welcome the weight loss, but the fact that I need two hands for the prussic immediately causes me to dismiss the idea. My ropeman has really been a huge jump in my efficiency while climbing... so the weight difference wouldn't be worth it to me. My 2 cents.
 

Backstrap Assassin

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I'd welcome the weight loss, but the fact that I need two hands for the prussic immediately causes me to dismiss the idea. My ropeman has really been a huge jump in my efficiency while climbing... so the weight difference wouldn't be worth it to me. My 2 cents.
I think I would still run the ropeman on my lineman’s belt or a Prussic tender. I feel like I almost always have both hands on my tether when adjusting my ropeman up or do slowly anyways.
 

Torvic

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I'm not sure if this company is new but it looks like they are making some cool quality products.

Do you guys see anything wrong with this type of amsteel tether? I'm currently running a ropeman but I've been thinking about getting rid of it anyways and going to a prussic on my tether. This would be extremely light and pack soo small.

I wouldn't choose weight saving over my safety Amsteel tends to fray to easily would not recommend for use as a tether or lineman rope I would use it for bridge just my two cents!
 

Bigterp

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Thats gonna be a hard pass from me, good thread about this a month ago......
Mainly for reasons associated with heat/friction, durability in that application & with other available options I don’t see the benefit.
 
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Homebrew454

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I'm assuming that is a full 8 foot bury on the Amsteel like the bridges being used. Interesting concept but I'll pass.

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Hunter260

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I used an amsteel tether for a little while and on some trees it was okay, but mostly it really grabbed bark and came out frayed and tangled, also the Prussik was a little sketchy. In my opinion it was not worth the weight savings. BUT, if you wanted to use your linesmans as a tether and an amsteel Whoopie sling as a temporary linesman while you move your linesman to the tether position, that works great.
 

ZHunter

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If you're really digging into the weight savings you could try an Amsteel daisy for a tether. I had made one out of 1/4" Amsteel and still carry it. The main downside of the daisy is you have to unhook from the tether to change your height which I like occasionally adjusting. Otherwise it weighs basically nothing and you can completely eliminate the ropeman and prussic since all you need is the caribeener. I still use it for a secondary linemans for going over limbs. If you do go Amsteel I would definitely recommend a piece of tubular webbing to protect it from fraying
 

Mschmeiske

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If you're really digging into the weight savings you could try an Amsteel daisy for a tether. I had made one out of 1/4" Amsteel and still carry it. The main downside of the daisy is you have to unhook from the tether to change your height which I like occasionally adjusting. Otherwise it weighs basically nothing and you can completely eliminate the ropeman and prussic since all you need is the caribeener. I still use it for a secondary linemans for going over limbs. If you do go Amsteel I would definitely recommend a piece of tubular webbing to protect it from fraying
I could see running two carabiners so you’re always hooked while adjusting, then take the other off when you’re where you want to be.
 
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