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Offline CrazyJoe

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silent partner
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:35:19 am »
Has anyone ever modified a silent partner to maintain a vertical position if used in conjunction with a chest harness?
« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 10:41:00 am by CrazyJoe »

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Re: silent partner
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 04:20:27 pm »
The Silent Partner instructions are available online. I thought there was a diagram for using the device with a chest harness.

Beyond that I'm pretty sure you don't want to orient the device specifically one way or another. It's not the same mechanical principle involved as, e.g. a grigri which is commonly modified (against mfr instructions).

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Re: silent partner
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 07:08:17 pm »
Next question has anyone ever been caught by a modified grigri during a fall while in an inverted position(upside-down)?
Wouldn't this cause the grigri to pull on the chest harness first, then flip the person over(upright)?
Main concern would be falling upside-down.

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Re: silent partner
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 05:08:02 pm »
Get a silent partner no need to worry about mods or how you fall. It just works.
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Re: silent partner
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 10:31:05 am »
I've taken a couple falls on a modded grigri both upright and inverted.  I came back upright. I use a silent partner now though. It's just a better system. :mrgreen:

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Re: silent partner
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 05:13:07 pm »
The SP always catches you. The last thing you want soloing is to be worried about your gear. Think of the extra expense of the SP in terms of your focus while climbing. The cost:benefit ratio is well worth it.
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Re: silent partner
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 08:04:08 pm »
Ok, silent partner looks appealing. What about the fall rating? I can't seem to find one. Which raises concern about taking several lengthy falls.... like am I ok to climb 20 + feet above my pro?


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Re: silent partner
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 08:43:53 am »
I've taken 30-40' falls on my SP never a problem and easy to release. eKat on ST is one of the developers of the SP, hit her up if you want more tech info.
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