Fl Canopy Stalker
- Feb 4, 2021
I’m not saying it makes no difference because in my mind every little bit helps, I’m just saying it won’t make it safe. We don’t know how much of a difference it makes but what we do know is that work positioning harnesses are not made for arresting falls.I've been doing some testing with dynamic rope where I'm basically just letting my feet come out from under me, while standing on the floor, with about 6" of slack in the 8 or so total feet of line. So, not a true fall, but a related representation. It has been quite surprising how much bounce the dynamic rope offers. No real way to measure it, but I would guess a solid 2-3 inches of give at least. I doubt that I will ever one-stick climb again on a static rope. I know that there are people who ardently say it makes no difference, but the testing that I'm doing is really starting to inform how things actually perform in my applications. Can't imagine turning down those extra few inches of give in case of a fall.