/ Constructing quickdraws

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Skip - on 29 Jun 2012
Should the end of the QD sling with the retaining ring be placed on the straight gate Karabiner, i.e. the one that is clipped into the gear, or on the bent gate, i.e. the one the rope is clipped into?
JLS on 29 Jun 2012
In reply to Skip:

Rope side...
Ben Sharp - on 29 Jun 2012
In reply to Skip: The retainer should go on the crab that is going to have the rope running through it.It isn't essential but it helps to keep it from moving while you're trying to clip it.
Skip - on 29 Jun 2012
In reply to JLS:

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August West on 29 Jun 2012
In reply to Skip:

I agree with JLS. The retaining loop is to stop the karabiner from rotating so you don't get cross-gate loading. The weight of the sling and the bottom krab is enough to hold the top krab in place.
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Martin W on 29 Jun 2012
In reply to Skip: Also, a bit more wiggle room at the gear end reduces the chances of gear getting dislodged my rope movement.

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