Three darts & I were up a fig yesterday & mucked about with lateral moves using Moss's idea of retrieving the throw bag.
. I can't remember how I came across this video but I'm glad I did.
We used the exact method but added a smaller weight than the first throw bag about 2 feet in front of the grapnel.
The idea of this was that the second weight would stop at the branch & then there would be a loose 2 foot section of line that we believed would swing more freely. It worked first time for both of us & we were ecstatic with the result.
Our grapnels are of the same design as the yella but with a single shaft that is shorter & flattened at the end to allow a hole to be drilled through. A nut is welded at the bottom with a bolt previously drilled down the center to allow for extra weight to be tied on if required. You can view pics here
That's an interesting grapnel design there! It was me who designed the Yella Grapnel and I decided to leave the length as per New Tribe's design and simply twist the arms.
I guess the shorter shaft with some of the weight below the arms means that it's less likely to get snagged on the way over to the target branch but how does it effect the grapnel's ability to tip over and snag the line when pulled?
XCountry Canopy wrote: I'd like to see the video for this. Where would I find it?
It's here Ian, that was my first test remotely setting an SRT traverse with my foot-mounted slingshot. Since then I've set many. Main thing with this technique is you need to be higher in a tree than the distance you want to set the rope horizontally: