/ Kong Slyde and rope diameter ?
Kong Slyde and rope diameter
I am using the Slyde as an adjustable daisy with 9mm rope.
Despite tests at home when I slumped down on this today, at the crag, it slipped all the way to the knot.
Kong say 9-10mm
Does anyone have any experience with different rope diameters ?
Im currently using 9.4 dynamic rope from an old rope i cut up. no issues so far.Its unfortunate Kong doesnt sell this product with a tested rope. like the Petzl devices
Different stiffness, sheath percentage, etc. etc. etc.. means you'd have to test out different combinations.
9.8 brand new rope was definitely too fat
8.2 dynamic rope was too skinny and it would flip on me.
As the rope gets worked I imagine new and stiff ones eventually become really nice to work with on the slyde and good ones eventually become too soft and risk inverting on you.
oh i wanted to clarify
did the rope just slide down all the way to the knot?
or did the strands invert and therefore could no longer lock?
You dead sure you have it threaded right?
9mm is good for us.
> oh i wanted to clarify
> did the rope just slide down all the way to the knot?
> or did the strands invert and therefore could no longer lock?
They inverted, by pulling hard it went back to how it should have been.
I can get some 9.5 and try that.
> You dead sure you have it threaded right?
Yes, double checked when I got home.
> 9mm is good for us.
I've been using new 9mm in mine and its been absolutely fine. I started out with 8.1mm but found it too slick.
there are some reports of 9.1mm slipping/inverting
there are also people using sub 9mm and having no issues
i think this is because there is not a "recommended" (tested?) rope for the device
Petzl issues a warning on their connect adjust that you should be changing the rope, all bets are off if you do as far as they are concerned.
Lots of factors to consider i guess depending on exactly which rope you are using with it.
Shame that Kong doesnt sell this with some approved rope
I'm using Beal Verdon 9mm, works fine. It can sometimes be a bit stiff to lengthen one handed, but not a problem.
Beal Verdon is what I have been using, doing some tests today it seems that it inverts easily if the plate is at a slight angle and the “ pull in rope “ is also slightly to one side. In hindsight I think that the Slyde was in against the rock which caused the problems.
I bought some 9.5mm and it was far too stiff to adjust.
Thanks all for the help
The Petzl connect adjust is much pricier, but I think it also handles much better, especially when it comes to lengthening the tether one-handed.
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