Is there a more efficient DDRT system?

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13 years 7 months ago #134983 by 2chops
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I think there're 2 issues adding up to your frustration. 1. Your rope is new. My personal rope is Samson /BWR. When I 1st got it I couldn't footlock with it to save my life. It was very slick. It took me about 20 climbs to get it "furred up" a bit. The Safety blue I use for my climbing academy was the same, but seemed to break in quicker. I've only used PI three times, and it seemed pretty slick too. So give your rope a few dozen climbs to break in a bit. 2. Your footlock technique, you simply need to get more practice with it. Keep at it and anylise what you're doing a n d b e p a ti e n t. I'm guessing that you're a persistent kinda guy. You will get this worked out. I work with pros who can't footlock all that well. So don't sweat it too much. You'll be fine.

Ron

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13 years 7 months ago #134984 by cedar paul
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Ron, thanks for the words of encouragement. I am trying to climb at least 3 times a week so eventually I'll get her broke in. I also think all my boots have a heel and from what I have seen this might not be the most advantageous. I am going to climb hard for the next year and then seek some good instruction in SRT-looks like alot of fun!

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13 years 7 months ago #135007 by michaeljspraggon
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2 things I noticed about the videos Canadian Treeman posted earlier:

Video 1: The branch he was hanging from was INCREDIBLY thin.

Video 2: Gerry wasn't using a friction saver!

Michael

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