Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

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Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

Post by Flynny » 21 Oct 2018, 10:38




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Re: Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

Post by T2 » 22 Oct 2018, 19:11

Great video Craig. Thanks so much for that. I rarely use an 8, but I'll be sure to show this technique to anyone I take on trips who is using one.

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Re: Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

Post by tom_brennan » 23 Nov 2018, 08:46

Flipping the 8 on the carabiner is a handy trick, though I don't always show it to beginners. Depends a bit on how much info I think they can absorb.

I do use the "Into the frying pan, over the handle" mnemonic to make sure they rig the 8 with the rope running on top, in order to avoid girth hitches.

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Re: Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

Post by Flynny » 26 Nov 2018, 15:58

I filmed the frying pan skit but decided against including it in the video as the clip and flip method reduces the risk of dropping the 8 when nerves are shakey at the top of your first canyon abseil or the adrenaline is twitchy at the bottom as you unclip in a deep pool :-)

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