Danger! Don't feed the Micro Rack

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Danger! Don't feed the Micro Rack

Postby Scott McCrea » Nov 19, 2005 11:24 am

Here's an article I wrote about what happened to a friend of mine when he feed rope into a Micro Rack. LINK
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Postby Ralph E. Powers » Nov 22, 2005 8:48 pm

Yep, it all boils down to paying attention... no matter WHAT device you're using!
Without the possibility of death, adventure is not possible. ~ Reinhold Messner


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Postby claustrophobe » Nov 22, 2005 9:58 pm

Ralph E. Powers wrote:Yep, it all boils down to paying attention... no matter WHAT device you're using!
Exactly.
If you are not familiar with YOUR device and its quirks, you've no business using it. SAFETY is a state of mind, not a set of rules or recommended procedures. Some devices are more forgiving than others, but that does not excuse the user from learning their traits. When you take your life in your hands by abseiling you take your LIFE in YOUR hands. Period.
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