Mithiwithi: More likely he measured, say, 135 feet of rope on the ground and failed to account for it stretching by more than 5 feet under load.Still, ouch.
AsprinBurn: I haven't watched the video, but I assume folks were trying to outdo each other by progressively getting closer and closer to the ground. So he wins?
ZeroPly: Mithiwithi: More likely he measured, say, 135 feet of rope on the ground and failed to account for it stretching by more than 5 feet under load.Still, ouch.135 feet of dynamic kernmantle can stretch about 20% under load, which would be an additional 27 feet. Generally that happens only on a long lead fall. But on a swing, the initial shock loading while not perceptible might still stretch it significantly, from which it won't recover during the entire arc.PSA: Climbing rope is for climbers, so please stay the f*ck away from it if you don't know how it behaves. Gravity behaves differently on the wall than it does in Mountain Dew commercials.
DenisVengeance: Math is hard
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