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Willy Eckerslyke

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Posted: 11/03/2019 15:33:28
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Lidl "POWERFIX 30m Multi-Purpose Cord" cord proved itself to be useful for the pull side of a pull-through. At 5 or 6mm it's more substantial than paracord and more comfortable to pull yet still a lot lighter to carry than the equivalent rope.

http://offers.kd2.org/en/gb/lidl/pydM/

And it was only a fiver so gets the thumbs up from me. Thumbs Up
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AndyJ23Uk

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Posted: 11/03/2019 15:49:45
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when attempting to save weight and pack size on a pull down - i now use " cords coudant " 8mm " type L " cord .

its sold by tony seddon [ starless river ] note other retailers do exist :P

but its ultra light - packs tiny - and can be used to prussick and abseil [ rigging must be absolutly impecable - and carefull technique used ]

YMMV - but i am leary of a pull cord - that cannot be used for anything else
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Willy Eckerslyke

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Posted: 11/03/2019 16:14:30
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Thanks, interesting thoughts. In our defence, the pitch was the 2nd one in Bwlch y Plwm where a failed pull-through would only be inconvenient rather than disastrous. But you're right, relying on it somewhere more critical wouldn't be a good idea.

As you say, YMMV - I'd be more leary of a cord that I might be tempted to use for something else. I'd never risk putting my weight on the Lidl stuff but that 8mm cord could lead me astray. Blush
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Posted: 11/03/2019 17:00:46
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Hmmm. This is all very interesting and highly technical.....but what does YMMV mean??!? Is this some new-fangled 21st century yoof-speak? Blink

*/luddite mode off/*



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ChrisJC

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Posted: 11/03/2019 18:08:56
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Your Mileage May Vary.

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Posted: 11/03/2019 18:10:13
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ChrisJC wrote:

Your Mileage May Vary.

Chris.



Erm….? Confused



OK; just Googled it. Roll Eyes




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Posted: 12/03/2019 08:52:18
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I noticed the cord on the BYP pic, it's a good idea, to do that trip I have to use my 80m 10mm and its no fun I tell ya Big Grin IP: 82.132.247.68
TwllMawr

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Posted: 12/03/2019 10:27:04
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For anyone who like me may have never really bothered checking and planning a trip... a 30Mtr rope on the 2nd ByP pitch is a touch too short. Fun, but short.

By the way, I think the photo of the month needs a rebalance. Two super studs shouldn’t really displace the great b/w photo there before. Big Grin

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Posted: 14/03/2019 23:17:30
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That Bwlch y Plwm pitch is 31m not 30m, there's been a few people caught out with it in the past, at least one with significant repercussions!

http://www.train4underground.co.uk/srt-rigging-guides/#jp-carousel-2755
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Posted: 15/03/2019 00:39:49
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A pull through is a piece of stout cord used to pull a 4 by 2 ( a bit of lint)nthrough a rifle barrel to clean it.

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