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Posted: 1/31/2006 5:39:38 PM EDT
The whole school had the day off from classes today, so some friends and I made good use of it...

This cliff was about 55 feet high, this is one of many pictures; me, Aussie style


Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:41:45 PM EDT
I just don't get the whole 'Aussie" thing.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:43:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ_newguy:
I just don't get the whole 'Aussie" thing.



Umm... it's fun....

Actually, I've seen pictures of the military using it.

I suppose you could shoot better than when going butt first.

But mainly because it's fun.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:45:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ_newguy:
I just don't get the whole 'Aussie" thing.

i think "aussie style" is when you down a 6 pack of fosters before you repel down a rock face, but i'm not sure


either way, it looks like fun!
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:47:20 PM EDT
My day:

...take one of these:



...and one of these:



...and a couple of these:






...and life is good.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:02:40 PM EDT
Hey, I'm OK with rappeling. Here I am locking off on a 115 foot rap to have a snack.



Mike
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:21:03 PM EDT
Alright, alright, I'm OK with normal rappelling too.





AZ, I can't make out what you're using there....ATC? 8? straight carabiner?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:41:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenfeet:
... AZ, I can't make out what you're using there....ATC? 8? straight carabiner?


I was fooling around with differant techniques. I had a large 8 that was fast as hell, scary fast. So I rigged a Z rig with 2 biners to up the mechanical advantage. It was pretty slow. Next rap was with 2 wraps on the 8 and just right. The rope was a pretty beatup 11mm dynamic.

I just picked up a BMS Micro Rack to play with in the vertical realm.

Mike
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:16:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ_newguy:

Originally Posted By Greenfeet:
... AZ, I can't make out what you're using there....ATC? 8? straight carabiner?


I was fooling around with differant techniques. I had a large 8 that was fast as hell, scary fast. So I rigged a Z rig with 2 biners to up the mechanical advantage. It was pretty slow. Next rap was with 2 wraps on the 8 and just right. The rope was a pretty beatup 11mm dynamic.

I just picked up a BMS Micro Rack to play with in the vertical realm.

Mike



That's what I was using in the first pic, a rescue 8. Less friction, more speed
Also costs $40 as opposed to $15 for a regular 8.....

Rappelling on a dynamic rope? I would make some comment, but I've climbed on a static rope and that is FAR worse I think.

Let me know how that rack works for you; I've rappelled on just about everything else, but never one of those.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:18:24 PM EDT
cept the aussie's don't wear those aunt jemima rags on their heads while doing it.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:18:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 7:19:45 PM EDT by Greenfeet]
Edit, double tap
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:21:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 7:21:22 PM EDT by ChrisJ]

Originally Posted By chips:
i think "aussie style" is when you down a 6 pack of fosters before you repel down a rock face, but i'm not sure




Not a chance! Fosters is Australian for piss!
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:22:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arfreak74:
cept the aussie's don't wear those aunt jemima rags on their heads while doing it.




Yeah, that's true....

But please note the super cool pants.

I have a black Aunt Jemima rag, but I didn't want to look too tactical (as a couple of the people with us had never been before), so I borrowed this one from a friend.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:23:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenfeet:

Originally Posted By arfreak74:
cept the aussie's don't wear those aunt jemima rags on their heads while doing it.




Yeah, that's true....

But please note the super cool pants.

I have a black Aunt Jemima rag, but I didn't want to look too tactical (as a couple of the people with us had never been before), so I borrowed this one from a friend.




I'm just messin with ya.

that looks like a helluva lot of fun!
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