Has anyone tried to rappel of both of these ropes? Any difference? Pros? Cons? I'm considering switching to one of these two, and I know they are very similar, but was looking for some real world experience with them. Thanks! (I'm using a safeguard)
I know what I’m doing. Oplux absorbs water and gives me a jerky ride regardless of what I do with my brake hand.Haven't used rescue tech. Oplux works fine - some warn of it being less than smooth when wet. I suspect those complaints are from people who don't really load up their brake hand.
If you try to modulate speed using the handle on the safeguard you are likely in for a rough, jerky ride. If you control your descent with brake hand tension you will be much smoother.
Can only say I’ve figured 8’d TefRC for a season with no complaints… sometimes I wish I was using a slightly larger diameter rope, but not for functionality - because it’s fine for my purposes, just psychological, the stuff is skinny…. but it works.Has anyone tried to rappel of both of these ropes? Any difference? Pros? Cons? I'm considering switching to one of these two, and I know they are very similar, but was looking for some real world experience with them. Thanks! (I'm using a safeguard)
When it’s wet??? That’s when the jerky-jerkies show up with Oplux. Is wet resc tech smooth when used with the safeguard?My Resc Tech is buttery smooth with a Safeguard. Very manageable and controlled movements even when hanging with full body weight.
I don't know where everyone is getting the herky-jerkies from?
this is my plan as well, i've been using sterling autoblock on my resc teh with an ATC. when i test the afeguard i'll swap it for the ATC, but leaving the autoblock on for now. technically may be violating safeguard instructions by using a backup that could theoretically get pulled into the device and jam it/ cause it to jam in an open failure mode but with the autoblock on my lineman loop, it's next to impossible to get it tangled up. If i get omfortable with it i may remove the autoblock and go solo safeguard like most people do. need to do some more reading and practicing before my feet leave the ground much with it though.I keep a two wrap prusik cord on my right hip when I use the Safeguard. Pull on the safeguard handle and play out line with the prusik on the tag end.
Even when just using my hand to control it I've never had an issue. Damp or dry. I never tried it soaking wet.