/ Uses for 1m of dynamic rope?

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Northern Climber on 12 Jun 2013
Hi All.

I've an offcut of 1m of 10mm of dynamic rope that's brand new and no idea what to do with it.

any ideas of useful things to do with it?


cheers

NC
Dino Dave - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber: Turn it into coasters of place mats? I've seen it done a few time before
Northern Climber on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to DavidRex: yeah, that's what I was thinking if there wasn't any use in climbing, paddling or caving etc that I could think of.

Have already made a couple of flat non-knotted rugs so a place mat shouldn't be too hard!
Hairy Pete on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber: Monkey's fist? 1m might not be enough.
climber david - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:
> (In reply to DavidRex) yeah, that's what I was thinking if there wasn't any use in climbing, paddling or caving etc that I could think of.

swim tails? if its brightly coloured?
needvert on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:

Cows tail?
Northern Climber on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to climber david: a Swim tail could be a solution!

it's not quite long enough for a cows tail (infact its an offcut of a set of caving cowstails!)
Cameron94 on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber: Keep it for ab tat so you can leave it rather than a sling.

What is a swim tail? I tried google but failed.
Northern Climber on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to Cameron94: could do but its a bit of an odd length to carry and i'm not likely to have it with me when i'd need it either.
Rick Graham on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:
> Hi All.
>
> I've an offcut of 1m of 10mm of dynamic rope that's brand new and no idea what to do with it.
>
> any ideas of useful things to do with it?
>
If its long enough to tie into a loop, it can be used as a back up on fixed abseil points for some of the rusting single krabs and maillons that some folk use without thinking of any element of redundancy.
trouserburp - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:

Unweave 6 inches of the sheath and flay the kern out a bit and you a have a sexy flail
Northern Climber on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to Rick Graham: I think thats looking like the best idea at the minute.

keep those suggestions coming though!
Camm on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:
Other than knot and clipping practice (probably not quite long enough), what about turning it into a loop and using it to clip all your rack to when transporting it into the car etc
wilkie14c - on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:
Dressing gown belt
j james - on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber: Dog lead
Dom Whillans on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:
second the dog lead idea... PYB have provided me with a few over the years (i have a mate who gets peeved off at the tat left all over north wales and takes it off crags, he then usually leaves it in the boot of my car).
LastBoyScout on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:

Playing with the cat - a length of 6mm cord soaked in catnip is one of two ways to get her out from under the spare bed.

The other way is food!
climber david - on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to Cameron94:
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> What is a swim tail? I tried google but failed.

It a short length of rope that goes on the back of a kayak for swimmers to grab on to if your rescuing/assisting them. it reduces the chance of you being pulled over by a clingy swimmer and is a bit easier to hold (IMO) than some grab handles
Tradical - on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber: How about a belt to wear in public and at work, yunno, so you can clearly express how cool and rad you are to passersby and co-workers.
Orgsm on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:

Long enough for some bouldering routes on grit...
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Cameron94 on 14 Jun 2013
In reply to climber david: Ah I knew them as painters or streamers, never known them as swim tails. Good thing about them is they stop your wrist/arm being broken if you're holding them and the boat rolls again whereas with the grab handle the chances are quite high.

Cheers for pointing out the difference in name.
efrance24234 - on 15 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber: could try some bondage techniques
Jock - on 16 Jun 2013
In reply to Northern Climber:
Frayed knot.

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