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Apr 3, 2007, 9:11 PM

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Re: [tomtom] Yates adjustable daisies w/ screamers
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adjustable daisies do and *will* break if not used properly and you take a daisy fall. Proper technique will take care of this. I have seen a Metolius adj. break and know of a Yates that broke, as well as saw the broken parts.

So, as to the upthread description "As you're reaching down to unclip your lower daisy, PING." Make SURE you clip the rope, after testing your upper piece and before fully commiting to it. I do this as I step onto it. This will greatly reduce the odds of you taking a daisy fall.

You do NOT want to take a daisy fall, regardless of whether or not it is adjustable. But, for the record, adjustables are only rated for about 500lbs.

As far as the screamer versions... I know of a couple of people who have used them. I think it just adds unnecessary length to your system and if you blow it, it's gone. More than anything the length added to the system is bad, IMO. Just more work for you.

(This post was edited by nefarius on Apr 3, 2007, 9:14 PM)

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